- July 6, 2013 at 3:34 am #345575
Hello all! I know that Ukrainians have a traditional doll called a Motanka which was used as an amulet to protect the home and family, and prevent individuals from getting sick.
Are there any other doll amulets used by Slavs other than Ukrainians?
Z poważaniem!July 8, 2013 at 11:04 pm #419039
Thank you Slavyanka! Does anyone have examples from other Slavic countries?July 8, 2013 at 11:25 pm #419040
I am not sure if this qualifies as a charm doll per se, but it is used in Poland. I believe that children burn this effigy of the winter goddess Marzanna at the end of winter to bring the warmth of spring, and destroy death. Here are some pictures that I have found on this practise:
[img width=700 height=466]https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/s720x720/539271_246750365421278_1281488700_n.jpg” />
[img width=525 height=700]http://www.potrawyregionalne.pl/media/Image/obyczaje/marzanna_1.jpg” />July 8, 2013 at 11:53 pm #419041
It is Maslenitsa doll or simply Morana which is burned during Maslenitsa week. It is used by all Slavs and burned not by children but grown-up people. You should observe the Slavic culture and traditions border. There are already answers on your questions.March 6, 2019 at 8:32 pm #477710
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