Dream interpretation

Dolls amulets in Russia


In the days of ancient Russia, people wanted evil not to fall into their homes, luck accompanied at every turn, and relatives were healthy. They thought that special dolls would help them. But what dolls amulets in Russia were? To whom did the Slavs trust their kind?

From the history

Ancient Russia before the time of baptism is famous for paganism. The man worshiped different gods, performed magical rituals, believed in the house spirit, evil spirits and other evil spirits.

During this period, people began to resort to defensive magic. They dried special magical herbs and started talking. The main witches were the women who did all this. They also made dolls amulets.

Creating a pupa was an interesting and lengthy process. First, the woman washed and combed, reading plots. Then she sat down to make a talisman. Most often, dolls were made before folk or family holidays, since they believed that evil spirits were walking at this time, and the family needed protection.

By tradition, the first doll was created by a girl at 11 years old. It was a test before marriage for fitness. Good dolls were left on the dowry.

What were the dolls?

Slavic dolls amulets were supposed to protect the home and family from evil spirits and evil eyes, keep health, family hearth and heal from disease, fulfill desires, help around the house, call upon luck and make an inseparable connection between mother and child. There were a lot of dolls.

Each woman made her own individual dolls, but the rites and principles of creation were common. Dolls were made of fabric, wood, straw and thread. They were all called upon to help and protect the family and the home.

Fabric dolls

Motanka doll

The doll symbolizes feminine wisdom, motherhood and home. It was made when someone from the family was sick, weaving the disease into a doll. Then the plot was read, and the doll was burned.

Motanka was also used as a talisman. Read the plot on the doll in the manufacturing process. Charm doll did not bind and did not sew. Flaps of fabric were wound on a solid cruciform base.

Doll Stolbushka

The doll was also called Bereginya. Charm was to protect the house from evil spirits and disasters, to keep the family and life. The doll helped in childbirth. Made it from old dresses.

Zhelannitsa doll

The doll was supposed to fulfill the girl's cherished dream. While making the amulet, the woman had to think about her dream, and then present the doll with a gift. Been considered a gift of beads, flowers, dress or bow. It was necessary to keep the guardian doll so that no one could see her.

Dolls lovebirth

Such a doll was made before the wedding and presented to the young. Two pupae: a man and a woman, were connected. Charm was called upon to keep love and family, to protect from the evil eye and damage. The doll was not prepared by the bride, but was received as a gift from the guest.

Doll Travnitsa

The doll was stuffed with healing and fragrant herbs. The smell of the doll created a pleasant atmosphere in the house, flavored the air, did not allow detractors into the house and drove away evil spirits. In addition, the doll could be put under the pillow of a sick person so that the herbs healed him.

Doll Veduchka

Charm was made to protect the bond between mother and child. The woman made the big and small pupae herself. Their hands were one, symbolizing inseparability and connection.

Doll Success

The doll is one of the types of motanka. She symbolized success and good luck. The charm was made from a new fabric and a variety of ornaments. The success was a stately and beautiful doll.

Ten-Hand Doll

Charm had ten hands. He helped with the housework. A woman who was a mother and a wife could easily cope with household chores.

Doll Bellflower

Charm doll called to cure the disease. Slavs believed that the bells could do it. In addition, the doll attracted good news and created a good mood. Three bright skirts were worn on the doll.

Doll Pelenashka

The little doll resembled a baby in diapers. The future mother made a talisman at the end of pregnancy. The fabric was taken from the clothes that were on the mother. The diaper was supposed to lie in the crib before the baby was born, settling it in. In addition, the doll charm kept the baby from diseases and evil eyes.

Krupenichka doll

Doll - a symbol of satiety and well-being of the family. She was also called Zernovushka or Pea. It was filled with different grains, which was not enough, they also put a coin into it. Grech symbolized satiety, rice - expensive and rare cereals, oats - strength and health.

Straw dolls

Spirits were made of straw or animals that were supposed to protect the house. To decorate the brownie or goblin carefully. It was believed that they solved family problems and restored health. They also made six-dolls for help around the house.

Dolls of thread

The threads, like the fabric for the wound dolls, took bright colors. The amulets served as protection of the house, placed in the corners of the hut, and were taken on the road. The doll served as a double, which took the trouble and the evil eye for himself.

General principles of creating a doll