"Daddy's best friend, pinned on us a nickname, 'the Dresden dolls'. He said we looked like those fancy porcelain people "

 

Porcelain People
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikePorcelain People - Credit: Lucas Cobb

 

 

Porcelain dolls are made out of ceramic material and primarily originated from Dresden, Germany in the 19th century. Like the Dollangangers, they have blue eyes, blonde hair and a fair complexion. Porcelain people made up a huge part of  Dresden's industry before World War II and the considerable damage it caused on the city's infrastructure.

 

What are Dresden Porcelain Dolls?

A popular rock band from Boston, USA named themselves The Dresden Dolls, after the protagonists of this novel.