The doll is not just a child's toy. Doll safely be called any piece that depicts a living creature. Divided dolls such basic varieties: gaming, ritual, theater.
Game doll, perhaps the most common type of dolls today. They make a wide variety of sizes and shapes, from various materials. In ancient times, these dolls also had the place to be.
First of dolls served as amulets and is used in various ceremonies. They are credited with mystical properties. People believed that the doll is able to protect against the disease, the dark forces. As an example, the doll-Ukrainian talisman can be a rag doll - motanka.
This doll is different from the usual lack of toys face. According to ancient beliefs across the face of a doll is infused soul. A shower can be good or evil. Materials are used for the manufacture of natural materials (hay, straw, wood, grass, dry leaves, seeds, grains). Decorated doll motanka folk ornaments and embroidery. People believed that the spirit of the ancestors is motanku and she could transfer experience from generation to generation. Ukrainians believed that this symbol brings them wealth and good fortune.
Doll motanka served as a universal talisman to heal and harmonize family relationships protection. Instead of a doll's face was depicted cross. According to people at that time in my eyes could move into somebody's soul. Cross indicates stay doll outside of time and space.
Puppets also have ancient origins. At the dawn of civilization were very popular puppet shows. They occupied one of the top places in the cultural life of the towns and villages.
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