DIY Doll Motanka Kit

$18.00

The motanka doll is one of the most ancient of Ukrainian, handmade household items. Initially fashioned as a domestic symbol of fertility and procreation, these figurines played an important role in the everyday life of early Ukrainians. While still in use today, the tradition has become one more concerned with style and décor than anything magical.

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DIY Motanka Bell Doll KIT

KIT INCLUDES:
6 Pieces of fabric diffrent sizes
Polyester Soft Toy Filling
Wooden beads
Ribbons
Bell

YOU WILL NEED:
Scissors
Saucer or drawing compass

The motanka doll is one of the most ancient of Ukrainian, handmade household items. Initially fashioned as a domestic symbol of fertility and procreation, these figurines played an important role in the everyday life of early Ukrainians. While still in use today, the tradition has become one more concerned with style and décor than anything magical.

Motanka-doll is a Ukrainian people’s doll, symbol of women’s wisdom and family bounds. Motanka is made by winding only, it has no face and keeps the warmth of people’s hands, love and care with which it’s made. Not by chance has motanka-doll no face. It is either faceless or there is a cross in the place of the face representing the solar sign, the symbol of the Sun. It is believed to be a symbol of well-being and a very strong charm.

Motanky / knotted dolls (a kind of hand made dolls) – is an old folk dolls, is not just a Ukrainian souvenirs, it is a symbol of the hearth and the guardian of the Ukrainian family. Since ancient times, every mother did motanka for their children. Over time, these dolls have disappeared because they were replaced by factory-PUPS and the need for handmade doll simply disappeared. But not for a long time!

Dolls were made either hastily to calm and amuse the child, or carefully as a gift for a festivity, wedding, or birthday. Elaborated, lavishly dressed doll is valuable household property being at the same time the intermediary between old and young generations, the guarantee of prosperity, happy family life, and protection from evil forces.

From ages every family has a reeled doll served as a talisman, was a symbol of wisdom, guardian of the symbol of mother and ancestress of communication between generations, one of the oldest toys and sacred (holy) beings of our people, with thousands and thousands of years.

Ancient Ukrainian motankas had strong ritual meaning – a girl looking for a groom would make her motanka while singing wedding songs.

A motanka would be given to a child whenever he or she got sick. Ukrainians used to believe that the doll would take away the illness.

There was a time when Motankas could be found in almost every Ukrainian home – it was believed that they protected the house. Since folk dolls made of fabric were an integral part of the peasants’ household environment associated with tillage work and home hearth, they remain symbols of fertility, motherhood, and a kind of talisman from ancient times till nowadays.

 

кусочки ткани разных цветов
кусочек ткани белого цвета
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резинки
Мотанка колокольчик это просто залог хорошего настроения, это не просто кукла с колокольчиком, она оберег для вашего внутреннего состояния и созерцания себя. Ее три юбочки были как три уровня энергетики, которые окружают человека, тело, душа, аура, внутри куколки был колокольчик, в идеале колокольчик должен быть медный, серебряный или позолоченный. Звук колокольчика должна быть приятен вашему слуху. Эта куколки всегда поднимет ваше настроение, изгонит плохие мысли, изменит окружающую энергетику.Триединое начало всего радостного, принято считать, что эта кукла гармонизирует состояние энергий, а так же помогает быть всегда веселым и здоровым.

Additional information

Dimensions 14 cm