Traditional toys. Motanka-doll «Svitanka»
The motanka doll is one of the most ancient of Ukrainian, handmade household item.
Height: 34 cm
Natural materials and embroidery.
Traditional toys of Ukrainian culture full of believes and handmade creative art. The motanka doll (handmade reeled doll) is one of the most ancient Ukrainian handmade household items. It's created from natural materials. Her attire is embroided with national patterns. It is the archetype of the Great Goddess, and it is a guide of her strength. The essence of the traditional toys is in energy exchange with its owner. 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 . Svitanka traditonal toys are keepers of love and family happiness.