The firm "MED"
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Motanka doll

(098) 079-99-88, (063) 699-82-82

tampodruk@med-plast.com.ua

Motanka doll

Among the numerous souvenir items, "Firm Med" offers the manufacture of motanka doll.

A motanka doll is one of the oldest symbols of Ukrainian culture. Along with the towel, the doll performed an important function an amulet. It is this factor that determined the main characteristics and methods of their creation. The name of the motanka doll is due to the fact that the manufacturing technology is not in sewing but in winding threads and stitches. To the ability to make dolls were taken very seriously and responsibly, therefore taught this craft from childhood.

Very often, people created dolls in order to ward off trouble or illness from a person or family. In this regard, it was customary to make figurines faceless, in order to actually protect. In no case was it allowed to give the doll a human face, because it should not be like anyone else that would not do harm.

The motanka doll performs many symbolic roles. So, for example, it is believed that the doll plays the role of mediator between the living and those who are no longer in this world or vice versa, has not yet appeared. Particular attention was paid to wedding motorcycle dolls. They were dressed in accordance with all the wedding traditions, necessarily in pairs and served not only the charms of the new family and their home but were also a symbol of the continuation of the family. When the young woman got married, she was allowed to play with dolls, until her children appeared, and the more she played, the better. This symbolized the appearance in the family of healthy and strong children. When babies were born, the motanka doll, naturally, were passed on to them.

According to the beliefs, when a person was sick, they gave him a specially made motanka doll. After the illness was gone, the doll was burned, considering that it took over all the ailment and negative energy. Also, often prepared individual dolls for carrying out numerous rituals, in which all objects or things from which the person wanted to get rid of were woven and they were also drowned in water or burned at the stake.

Each motanka doll should be dressed in an embroidered shirt, petticoat, and spare. All elements are selected in accordance with regional and geographical features, each of which individually also acts as a guard. For example, a skirt is a symbol of the earth, a shirt denotes three life-time past, present, and future. Obligatory are also such attributes as different necklaces or embroideries, which represent well-being and prosperity. And of course, an indispensable element of clothing is a headdress. It can be a hat or a scarf or something else, but the headpiece must be present on the doll since it symbolizes the connection with the sky.

If you want to make an order and buy any of the presented dolls, please contact our managers at the specified phone numbers.

(098) 079-99-88, (063) 699-82-82

tampodruk@med-plast.com.ua

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