Australian Plangon (Antique and Modern Doll) Collectors Club Inc.


We are a club based in Adelaide, South Australia. Our members share a common interest in collecting antique and modern dolls and related items...

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Plangon: A Definition

In ancient Greek theatre, women were not allowed to act on stage.
A waxen figure called a 'Plangon' was used to represent women actors. This eventually evolved to mean a smaller human figure, such as dolls and playthings.

In Greek literature, 'plaggon' meant doll. This word is derived from the verb 'plasse' meaning "to form, shape, mold or fashion", giving us the modern word 'plastic'.