Do you think doll makers are anthropologists in our own way? Through our hands, hearts and especially our imaginations we can create whatever creature comes to mind.
Sometimes they seem to come from far off lands, not yet even discovered.
Other times they are other versions of our species.
Did you ever think of yourself as an explorer? I didn't until I started inventing little communities. Its great fun isn't it - to be an anthropologist right in our very own studios (or backyards)?
"Anthropology demands the open-mindedness with which one must look and listen, record in astonishment and wonder that which one would not have been able to guess." - Margaret Mead