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  • Classic feature doll No mess fun feeding action Press the magic spoon to her lips and the cherries disappear ›See more product details.
  • Imported from UK (Sizes & Specifications are based on the UK Market). Review ------------- Baby All Gone is a happy looking doll, with a soft, squishy body but more solid legs, arms and head. She has shiny blonde hair, big blue eyes and a lovely pink dress bearing a print of her favourite fruits--cherries. Baby All Gone comes with a "real" milk bottle and a jar of "cherries". First the milk bottle needs to be filled: simply hold the milk preparation can against the top of the bottle and it will magically fill in with "real" milk. When the bottle is pressed into the baby's mouth, the milk then magically disappears. Time for pudding and luckily cherries are Baby's favourites. Just dip the spoon into the deliciously cherry-scented jar, pull out a spoon full of fruits and feed the doll: she'll eat them all in one bite! --Gaelle Affret Age three and over. Full instructions supplied.

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.. My way to God", Lyubov Knyagnitskaya - LitRes, page 2 The delivery was taken by a local paramedic, the hospital was 12 kilometers away, and the ambulances did not go then, there were no telephones, and they would not have taken my mother in a cart. My sisters were also born in Zakharovka: the elder ones, Valya and Nina, and the younger ones, Olya, Shura and Liza, are in the hospital. Mom said that when I was born, there was such a strong snowstorm that the whole earth was covered with snow. This, apparently, the Lord blessed my mother, gave her a sign that she would not need anything. nine0005

My mother also told me how she and dad took a long time to choose a name for me. At first they called me Vera; didn't fit, couldn't get used to it. A week later they tried to call me Nadezhda, but this name didn't work either. It remained - Love - I liked it, so they registered me in the registry office.

Of all the sisters, I had curly hair the color of ripe wheat, and my father's eyes were blue. Mom recalled that when we were little: “I’ll dress you in smart clothes and put you together, so you are like dolls - Valya and Nina are dark-haired, and you are in the middle of them, like a white dandelion!”. nine0005

I am grateful to the Lord that my childhood passed in such a wonderful place. The Lord was our Shepherd, and we did not need anything. He "rested us in green pastures and led us to still waters."

Before the revolution Zakharov, a rich landowner, lived in Zakharovka. His estate was large, with beautiful buildings and gardens. After the revolution, the Civil and Patriotic Wars, only a few small houses survived from these buildings. The rest of the buildings are ruins, where we used to play hide-and-seek when we were kids. nine0005

When we were little, the Lord abundantly watered the land in Zakharovka and around it with rain, and always at the right time. The land - black earth - was fertile. The collective farm gathered good harvests of wheat, oats, barley, sunflowers, corn, millet and alfalfa. There was plenty of fodder for livestock; pastures have not yet been plowed up. The grass was thick and tall, we hid in it, squatting down, and we were not visible. The tumbleweed grass looked like big, green balls, and when ripe, it became very prickly. Collecting, we trampled on it with our feet. Prickly, you can't take it without mittens. But since we did not have mittens, we took them with our bare hands. At the same time, thorns-splinters penetrated under the skin and, if they were not removed in time, painfully festered, abscessed and came out when the abscess burst. A tumbleweed fired a stove instead of firewood, since we did not have firewood, the place was steppe. There was enough grass in the meadows for everyone: the collective farmers kept cattle and harvested grass for the winter for their cows and collective farms. Huge stacks of hay and straw stood in every yard. A stack of straw was given to all collective farmers for workdays when they harvested wheat and barley. The collective farms also had large stacks of hay and straw for the collective farm cows and calves. nine0005

Pears, apple trees, cherries, sweet cherries, peaches, grapes, watermelons, melons grew in collective farm gardens. All this in that fertile climate bore abundant fruit. It was good after the harvest, the chairman of the collective farm allowed everyone to go into the fields and collect what remained unharvested. This has been a great help to us; there were always fruits and vegetables in the house.

You wake up in the morning, and there are already buckets of grapes, mom brought them from the field while we were sleeping. Selected brushes with large shiny grapes! And when only mother slept?! We went to bed - mother was not; woke up - mom was gone again, and we also got up early - at five in the morning, we milked the cow ourselves, and then drove her out to the pasture and grazed ourselves. nine0005

We often had to graze other people's cows. Many could not graze their cattle - they had to work on a collective farm, they negotiated with our dad, and we pastured their cows. They paid a penny for this, and the work was hard. Those who have not pasted themselves may think that this is easy. In the summer we went barefoot, we took care of our shoes and put on shoes only when we went to school or when we went to visit, because our parents were paid mainly for workdays with food, and they were given very little money. When we pastured cows, we ran barefoot through fields and meadows. A burdock with large thorns was waiting for us there, and stubble on mowed fields (dry cuttings of stems sticking out a few centimeters from the ground) did not favor us either ... Feet, legs were wounded and scratched, but we did not complain. If you fell and it hurt, you cry, get up and again run after the cows so that they don’t go into someone else’s field, otherwise it will get from dad. When the steppe is around, the sun is baking and there is nowhere to hide, and the water has already been drunk, I was glad of the puddles that met in the fields after the rain. You drink this water together with the cows and thank God for it. My stomach never hurt from that, because the Lord sent me this water. I asked Him to give at least a sip, and He gave more. He blessed the water, and it was pure and healing, and He quenched my thirst with it, like the Jews in the desert. And the tornado found me in the steppe, it circled around me, capturing everything in its path: wood, iron from the roof, and then it all fell with such force that it broke fences and knocked out windows in houses. Lightning was like arrows, and ball. I, stupid, once ran after ball lightning, wanted to catch it, but it deftly bounced off me, as if teasing: it would come closer, then it would move away again. nine0005

One day in the middle of the day it suddenly became dark as night. The clouds are black and so low, as if they want to push you into the ground, suddenly lightning flashed and hit the tree, sparks flew, but the tree stood. And then thunder, with such force, as if a rock had split and fell on you. I did not have time to recover from fear, as the rain poured down, as if from a bucket, such that even the cows could not be seen. I froze, the wind was cold and piercing, my cows gathered together and covered the calves from the wind, I stood next to them and let's be baptized like a mother and ask the Lord to save us. nine0023 I now understand that I was not alone in this steppe, but with God. He protected and blessed me.

Even in Zakharovna there were lakes, natural, created by God, and spring water. We drank water from the spring. There were a lot of fish, and collective farmers fishermen caught them with nets. The lakes were deep and, for example, to get to the island, a boat was needed. The shores near the lakes were high and all pitted with burrows, where many swifts nested and bred their offspring. Many different birds lived on and around the lakes: gulls, herons, waders, ducks, partridges, pheasants, geese, cranes and even swans flew in the summer and nested on the islands. There were foxes, hares, ferrets in the steppe, and wolves sometimes ran in. For the summer, we were given the task to catch pests of crops - ground squirrels. nine0005

God loves everyone! Evidence of this was the salvation of my mother when I was nine years old, and I went to the third grade of the Zakharov school.

This is what happened: our young heifer got sick. The veterinarian could not identify the disease and said, "Cut and eat." Mom cut the carcass, and I helped her. When cutting, my mother injured her hand a little. Most of the meat was salted, and from the rest they cooked brine, had dinner and went to bed. I was quickly overwhelmed by fatigue and fell asleep. When I woke up in the morning, I saw that my mother was lying on the bed and everything was on fire. Her hand was very swollen, and the wound became red-blue. Her hand began to hurt at night, the temperature rose, but my mother did not wake me up, she regretted it. nine0005

It was twelve kilometers from our village to the city. There was no medical center in the village, a car went to the city once a day - it took the children to school and brought bread. The phone was only in the collective farm office. The working day in the office began at eight o'clock in the morning. Seeing how my mother was writhing in pain, I ran to the collective farm office and shouted all the way: “Help mom! Call an ambulance! Mom is sick!" The chairman of the collective farm, saw me crying and realizing what was the matter, immediately dialed the ambulance number ... He reassured me and said: “Go home, little sisters are waiting for you, they need you and help your mother with the housework, but the roar of grief is not help." And I rushed home. nine0005

The ambulance arrived quickly, the doctor examined my mother's hand and took my mother to the hospital. And an hour later an ambulance arrived with orderlies, a steam generator and a large spray gun. The meat - beef - was burned, but the pork was not touched, they took pity on us, they said: “If you ate and did not get poisoned, then eat, otherwise, what will you eat until your mother is gone.” Papa was told that they were ordered to burn down our hut, and that in Novotroitsk they allocated a house for us and gave us three days to move in. It turns out that our heifer had anthrax - a dangerous and incurable disease, the serum had not yet been found for her. There were six of us children, the eldest was fourteen years old, and the youngest was five months old. nine0005

Dad gathered all of us, the children, into the house and locked himself there with us so that the house would not be burned, and told the orderlies: “I won’t move without my wife, I have one arm, and the children are small.” The orderlies poured a disinfectant solution on the dishes and floors, and steamed clothes and beds. We then dried feather beds and clothes for a long time. In the barn where the cows stood, the orderlies broke the platform and burned it, and the earth was taken out with blood.

It was hard for us to live without a mother - all the housework and household chores fell on our children's shoulders, and even a little five-month-old sister. We were on duty for a week each, did not go to school, and then dad said that Valya and Nina were older, they should not miss classes, it was harder for them to catch up with the missed material. And I stayed on the farm. nine0005

We had a cow with a calf, sheep, goats with kids, hens with chickens, ducks with ducklings, geese with goslings, a pig with piglets, rabbits with rabbits, dogs, cats with kittens and pigeons. All of them had to be fed and watered, and the cow also had to be milked.

Our cow had a temper, she did not allow anyone to milk herself except her mother, she butted and kicked. Dad and I tied her by the horns to the manger, tangled her legs, and the only way I could milk her. This went on for two weeks until one incident, after which the cow became peaceful. Once I came to feed her, brought hay in a bag and went to her pen. I pour hay out of the bag, and the cow ran up to me and lifted me up on the horns by the dress. The dress tore, I fell to the ground, jumped to my feet and ran out of the stall. I cried with fear, then I grabbed a stick and began to hit her on the horns, saying: “I feed you, sing, milk you, and mom will be gone for a long time, I’ll tell dad that you are fighting, he will send you to the slaughterhouse for meat. ” The next day I go into the barn, and she hums and shows with her head that she allows herself to be stroked, as her mother stroked her when she came to milk. I was afraid, but I decided to stroke her, although I was on the alert ... I stroked, and she licks my hand and mumbles with her tongue, and stands still, I stroked her udder, and she looked at me with approval. She stopped kicking, recognized me, and after that I already milked her without restraints. I now understand that God gave this lesson to both me and the cow, since the animal should be afraid of its owner, but love it because he feeds and cares for him. And the cow realized that now I am her mistress. nine0005

During the day I didn't have time to rest, I was spinning like a squirrel in a wheel. Prepare dinner and feed all the household, put the little sister to bed on time, wash, clean the house. And so every day! When bread was not brought to the store, she baked cakes instead of bread. Also, a separator! It was necessary to pass milk through it, and then wash the separator. The hardest thing is to wash the drum: first you unscrew the nut, then you remove the casing from the rod, on which thirty-two cups are put on, they separate the cream from the milk. It was necessary to wash the separator immediately after use with hot water, otherwise the cream thickened between the cups and it was difficult to separate the cup from the cup. There was not enough strength in children's hands, and I cried, but God gave me strength, and I washed these cups. As soon as you finish with the separator, the younger sisters woke up and asked for food; Olya is six years old, Shura is three, and Liza is ten months old. nine0005

You need to heat the stove, bring water from the well, but it's winter outside, it's cold, and the snow is up to your waist, and the wind knocks you down, and you rush about like a clockwork.

I was very tired and cried. Neighbor children are walking on the street, they are sledding from the mountains, they are playing snowballs and they call me to play, but I can’t, there is a lot of work.

The little sisters did not obey, scattered things, toys. I punished them, spanked them, they complained about me to my dad, he, without understanding, punished and beat me. I did not want to live, and I said: "Kill me!" My father took pity on me and began to leave the older sisters at home, for a week each, and sent me to school. nine0005

Mom hasn't been home for eight months. We were told to prepare for the worst, my mother would not recover. I remember how long and bitterly I cried. I understood, probably better than anyone, how hard it would be for us to live without a mother. Depressed, tired, I went to bed, but soon woke up from my cry “no! No!". I look - the whole pillow is wet with tears and I am in tears. I had a dream that I still remember clearly, as if I had it only yesterday. I dreamed that my mother was being buried, she was already in the cemetery, and the grave was dug, and I ran with all my might and shouted “no! no!”, and when I ran up to the grave, I covered it with my hands, I hug my mother, I don’t let her bury. nine0005

The Lord saved not only my mother, but also my father and me. Through a dream, He showed me that my mother would be alive, at my request, since a child's prayer with sincere love for parents and a request to God not to take them away is very strong. The Lord heard my request. A week later, the collective farm office received a phone call to tell us that my mother had been rescued, that anthrax serum had been found, and that they had been delivered by helicopter from Kyiv. Mom was injected with her into a vein, and her condition improved.

Mom started to recover, but grandmother Domna, my mother's mother, who lived with her brother, died. Mom was not allowed to see her on her last journey, because of weakness. My younger sister Lisa fell ill with pneumonia and she was admitted to the hospital, in her mother's room, and she was lying there with her mother. Only at the end of May, my mother was discharged from the hospital. How we rejoiced! And I am the most. nine0005

I still remember how on the feast, the day of the Holy Life-Giving Trinity, everyone went to church, and they left me on the farm, and I cried a lot from resentment and grief. I then grazed cows with a neighbor and treated her to my milk jelly. Neighbor praised - very tasty!

Until the time I entered the third grade, our village was crowded, it had an eight-year school. Then our school was merged with the schools of nearby villages and transferred to another village where there were more children. After that, the inhabitants began to leave the village, only old people and widows remained. I remember that when I was in the fourth grade, springs began to disappear, lakes began to dry up and dry up, fish disappeared. Fishing stopped, dried-up boats lay on the shore. The birds that lived near the water disappeared. Fish kills have begun. Half-dead and dead fish were thrown ashore. The one that was still alive, we collected by the shore with our hands. Seagulls were ahead of us, they pecked out the eyes of the fish, and we no longer took it. Foxes and stray dogs came to profit from fish. It rained less and less and everything around began to dry, the grass disappeared, instead of it salt marshes appeared. nine0005

When I came to Zakharovka for the holidays from the boarding school where I studied in the fifth grade, I did not recognize our village, it had become empty in five years. The parents were left with one cow, a pig and a few birds, chickens, ducks and geese, and even these had nothing to feed. All vegetables and fruits were brought from Novotroitsk. Not a trace remains of the former abundance. There were about a dozen houses in the village where old pensioners lived out their lives and our stable house, which stood near dried-up lakes. This is what it means, God's blessing over us, apparently, it has departed from our places and it was terrible to see the fulfillment of God's wrath on us sinners. We lived as if under the roof of the Almighty Father and did not need anything, not realizing and not appreciating our happiness. God raised us for Himself so that we would glorify His name, but we had no time to turn our eyes to Heaven, we were mired in daily affairs and worries and forgot about Him. But I know that everything is according to Your will, and we cannot know Your paths. I was happy in those moments when I was with You and You are with me. I felt your presence especially clearly when I felt bad, and I asked You for help. Nothing is impossible for God, you just need to ask with faith, and the Lord will give what you ask if it is for our good. I asked You why my mother is sick, why our village has died out, why the lakes have dried up and much more, not even hoping to get an answer. I received answers. Everything that happened to us was providential; even my mother's illness and my father's refusal to move at that moment from our old house to Novotroitsk. When the time came, the Lord moved us. nine0005

Over time, the Lord returned the water to the dry lakes, but the former high shores were gone, and the water flooded a part of the former land, just the place where our house and two other neighbors stood, by that time uninhabited. The houses were adobe, made of a mixture of clay and straw, the water quickly washed them away, and they fell apart, but we were already living in Novotroitsk, in a new house. They were saved in it from the waters, like Noah's family in the ark.

The first cartoons.

I remember as soon as our friends in the village of Kirki got their first TV set, my sister Olga and I went to watch cartoons. There were two roads leading there. One of them is a short, new embankment dam. In the summer, during the harvest, cars drove along it. In winter and spring, it was impassable for cars and pedestrians, as it was all flooded with water and it was not possible to make out where the road was and where the lakes were. The fact that the road was flooded, neither the hostess nor we knew. Another road, an old one, longer, led around the lakes. We left the house at eight o'clock and reached the place two hours later along a long road, which we knew well. We watched cartoons, played a little with the children, and at twelve o'clock Aunt Natasha took us to a new road, unknown to us, and said: “Go along this road, it is shorter, you will reach it in an hour and you will be at home. ” It was spring, the snow was melting, everything was flooded with water, and we could not see the road. Around the water, and on it are the islands. We lost our way and went to the islands. And they wandered into the lake. The sun warmed the earth well during the day, the ice moved away from the coast and became brittle, cracked under us, and we often fell into the water. Thank God that the lake was not deep, but only up to my shoulders, because I could not swim, and neither did my sister. And the season is not for swimming, and we are not walruses. Save the Lord! Learned what to do! I acted like an adult: I didn’t get scared, I didn’t cry, but I fought for my life and saved my sister. When I think about it now, it scares me. Now I would not be able to do this: into the water - from the ice, from the water - to the island, and then from the island into the water and onto the ice, and so on three times in a row. Only after that we got out and saw our house. Our house stood a kilometer from the lake, at the very end of the village, and it was visible, since there were no other houses in front of it. We saw dad walking around the yard, he was waiting for us from the side of the road we left in the morning. He could not even think that we would be sent along another road. After all, he did not know this road either, it never occurred to him that these were his children there, on the lake. He thought it was the fishermen who go there. nine0005

Olya was shorter than me, and she was full of water, so I had to carry her on my shoulders. And in order not to wet my clothes and shoes, I took off both my coat and my boots, and carried them to the island or to the ice, since it was hard for me to walk in the water in boots, and then I returned for her and carried her on my shoulders to clothes and dressed, but she was wet. But the ice fell through under us, and the clothes got wet and heavy anyway, and there was water in our boots. I could not carry such a burden, I endured it twice. When we finally got to our shore, the sun was already setting and it was getting colder. We stripped naked, wrung out our clothes, got dressed and ran home joyful. We were trembling like aspen leaves, but on the run we got warm. We got home at six o'clock in the evening. Dad, seeing that we arrived so late, and that we were going from the direction from which he did not expect, decided that we played there and were in no hurry to go home. He was very worried because we were gone for a long time, so I got it. When he saw that we were completely wet and realized that we almost drowned, he rubbed us with vodka and put us on the stove to warm ourselves. This is how we remember our first cartoons forever. We didn't want to watch them anymore. nine0005

Piggy bank kitty

When I was not even four years old, a friend of my sisters lived not far from us, and when they were not at home, she invited me to visit. We played, and then we took a kitty piggy bank and took out a coin from it with a knife. We ran to the store to buy sweets - the cheapest lollipops are 10 kopecks 100 grams. One day I was left at home alone, I got bored, and I went to my neighbor's friend. I came to her, and there was no one at their house. There were no locks on the doors then. I opened the door and called out to my friend, no one answered. I entered the house and this piggy bank caught my eye. I wanted to pull out, like a friend, a coin from there, it was very interesting to watch how she pulled them out, but she didn’t let me, and then I had the opportunity to try it myself. I approached this piggy bank with fear, but desire overcame fear. I took a knife, inserted it into the crack, and the coin flew out. I went to the store and bought 50 grams of sweets. The next day I come back to her, and in the house the doors are open. I called again, and again no one answered, and the piggy bank was standing on the window and beckoning me to her. I took the knife that was lying near the piggy bank. I inserted it into the slot again, but the coin did not fall out. Then I began to shake the piggy bank. She slipped out of my hands and broke. I ran home without taking a single coin and didn't say anything to anyone. I told my dad about what had happened, already when I grew up, and when I confessed to what I had done, I received relief. I asked God for forgiveness, I said that I would not do it again. At that time I was more afraid of my dad than of God. I never took other people's things again. Thank You, Lord, for that lesson! nine0005

Folk doll magic | Municipal budgetary institution of culture "Museum Resource Center"

At all times, dolls have been and remain the most favorite girl's fun. It's just that at different times they did not look the same.

In the middle of the last century, when the industrial production of children's toys was launched into production, almost every girl could be made happy with a rubber baby doll or a plastic rosy-cheeked doll.

Over time, the dolls have changed, their assortment has greatly increased, and today long-haired and long-legged beauties have appeared on the shelves of shops - the heroines of modern cartoons in amazing outfits. nine0005

Modern dolls had their predecessors - folk rag dolls. It is about them that the exhibits of the exhibition “Magic of the Folk Doll” tell.

The ancient Slavs had a special and very serious attitude towards dolls.

They were mainly made by women, using natural materials in their manufacture: wood, straw, clay, flax, corn cobs, poppy heads, cones, and carefully stored in a cherished place. The pagan Slavs left the doll faceless, because they thought that an evil spirit could move into it and then it would bring a lot of trouble. In some cases, it was allowed to put on the face of the doll an ancient powerful solar sign - a cross, which gives the figurine the magical status of a talisman. nine0005

The first dolls made by human hands had a ritual meaning and were not intended for children to play with. Believing in various gods, people believed that they needed to make a sacrifice in the form of a doll. Such dolls were made large and during a certain ceremony they were burned, torn apart or floated downstream, and in return they asked for a good harvest, prosperity, a happy life, a strong family and protection from evil forces. For this, a whole system of ritual actions has been developed for centuries, including songs, dances, jumping over a fire, ritual conspiracies, incantations, appeals. nine0005

Dolls participating in ceremonies have always been given a special role - they were symbols, personifying a certain life cycle or season.

Thus, dolls associated with a particular rite began to be called ceremonial. The exhibition presents only a small part of ritual dolls kept in museum funds.

Since the new year among the ancient Slavs began in autumn, our wise ancestors especially appreciated this time of the year and said this: “To make it happier and more abundant year after year, you need to make a ritual doll with your own hands.” These dolls include Mokredina. nine0005

It was made by a woman during the autumn harvest when it was raining heavily. On the face and on six hands, droplets were applied with charcoal, depicting rain. The six hands of the doll "said" that a woman, especially at this time of the year, "does not have enough hands. " If the doll was ready, and the rains did not stop, then women from all over the village gathered and made a large Mokredina, up to one and a half meters tall, decorated it with tree cones, flowers, and arranged a magnificent funeral for her.

The grain doll was a bag filled with grain and was a symbol of prosperity, well-being and well-fed life. At the end of the harvesting campaign, the peasants poured selected grain from the new harvest into a bag and gave it the image of a woman, dressing it in a scarf, dress and apron, imitating women's clothes from colored cloth rags, they necessarily tied a belt woven on a loom with a magical ornament: water, earth, grain, sun.

While the doll was being made, women sang a song or recited a prayer. Such a doll stood in the red corner of the house, keeping valuable grain until the next harvest. In the spring, they took the doll, took off their clothes and burned it at the stake, and sowed the grain into the ground, singing special ritual sowing songs, and they always believed that the harvest would be glorious. nine0005

In times of famine, they took grain from the chrysalis and boiled porridge from it. It was believed that this porridge transmits the powers of Mother Earth. A guest entering the hut could determine by the chrysalis whether the family lives well. If the doll was thin, then the family is in trouble, and if it is good, then the family is not in poverty.

But the ceremonial doll "Spyridon-Solstice" was made in the winter to bring about the desired changes in life, since by turning the wheel he could completely change life, directing it in the right direction. When making this doll, they said: "Spyridon is standing at the gate - he carries the wheel in his hands." nine0005

The wheel is the sun, which for the ancient Slavs was the most important being responsible for the arrival of sunny days. The creation of such a doll is a magical act. At the time of creation, requests, wishes and intentions were invested in it, higher powers were called, the blessing of the Earth and Heaven.

Having rolled down from the mountains with such Spiridon, adults together with children burned him in one of the last bonfires, without fail taking off his clothes, which they saved until the next doll.

The goat doll is a charm of good mood. She was always cheerful, carefree and helped very serious people to look at the world a little more cheerfully.

In the old days, during Christmas time, it was customary to dress up and walk around the yards with holiday greetings. In some provinces, the Goat was usually portrayed by one of the guys. They put on a sheepskin coat turned inside out with fur, a hat to which straw horns were attached, and soot was smeared on his face. This guy sat astride an arc and so carolers drove him from hut to hut. At the same time, the Goat danced, and her retinue sang. nine0005

In another locality there was a “Goat” doll that had the same functions as a caroler disguised as it. The doll was made of straw or bast, and she was dressed in a bright dress, on top of which ritual objects were attached: pipes, tambourines, a horseshoe, bells, bells, beads, earrings. It was believed that if the doll "Goat" comes to Christmas time, then the year will be cheerful and joyful:

If you suddenly feel sad,

Do not give free will to the blues!

Let the Goat wake up again,

Banish melancholy by ringing!

Carols, if you want,

Take the Goat with you,

With its ringing and fun

Give people joy!

Later, the doll became a charm for the child who played with it. Bells, bells drove away evil spirits with their ringing, protected the baby.

The doll "Home Maslenitsa" is the daughter or younger sister of Maslenitsa, who is burned at the stake during the farewell to winter.

Home Shrovetide was small in size, existed in the Tula province, and straw or bast was used in its manufacture. The doll symbolized strong prosperity and healthy offspring of a young family, protected the home and fulfilled the covenants of the owners. They kept it in a red corner or at the entrance to the dwelling. On one of the days of the festive Maslenitsa week, this doll was put up by the mother-in-law in the yard in a prominent place, so that passers-by knew that she was waiting for the invited guest, her son-in-law, for pancakes.

Doll "Kostroma" in ancient times was a huge straw effigy, decorated with greenery and dressed in bright clothes. The girls danced round dances with Kostroma, sang special ritual songs for her, and then carried her to the river, drowned her in water or burned her at the stake. The funeral feast of Kostroma was one of the main ones in the cycle of summer folk festivals, since the ancient Slavs believed that this doll was the embodiment of fertility.

On the feast of Ivan Kupala, they made a one-day doll on a cruciform basis - Kupavka, dressed her in women's clothes, and hung ribbons on her hands - cherished girlish desires, then they were sent to swim along the river. Ribbons floating along the river took with them misfortunes and hardships - such importance was attached to the cleansing power of water. nine0005

Doll "Kupavka" existed in the Ryazan, Tula, Vladimir and Kaluga provinces.

Over time ritual dolls were made for weddings. They were made by bridesmaids and sisters, the bride herself, mother and mother-in-law. They were intended for newlyweds as a gift and a strong amulet. The young couple received a set of wedding dolls, consisting of the groom, the bride and their relatives. With these dolls, it was possible to play out the entire multi-day wedding ceremony. nine0005

The funds of the museum resource center contain such wedding folk dolls as the World Tree, Lovebirds, Maiden Beauty, Slavutnitsa, Comforter, and many others.

A round wedding cake was baked in the bride's house on the morning of the wedding day. Usually all the girls and young women of the village participated in its preparation. They also brought food for the future pie.

When the cake was ready, the bridesmaids decorated it with figurines of birds and animals baked from dough. In the center of the cake stood a stuck-in birch slingshot, decorated with dolls representing the bride and groom. nine0005

The wedding cake was solemnly transported to the groom's house, where it became a decoration of the festive table. Pieces of the pie were distributed to the relatives of the bride and groom, which saw the unity of the related families, and the middle of the pie with the "World Tree" was placed by the young.

The bridesmaids made the doll without a needle and vigilantly watched that the ritual figurines did not turn away from each other.

After the wedding, the World Tree occupied a place of honor in the hut next to other dolls kept in the family. nine0005

Bridesmaids made another wedding couple - the Lovebirds doll. Lovebirds were hung under the shackle of the harness so that they averted unkind looks at themselves.

The basis for the doll was a torch or a thin flat sliver of ash or birch. The dolls had one common hand, so that the husband and wife walked through life together in joy and in trouble.

After the wedding, the Lovebirds were hung in the red corner of the hut, and with the appearance of a child in the house, the mother made a thread doll and hung it on them. So, many thread pupae could hang on one chip, according to the number of children in the house. nine0005

Ukrainian dolls "Groom" and "Bride" were presented to young people for a wedding. The body of the dolls was made of grass or straw, and the head was made of a poppy head, a symbol of life and birth, and they were dressed in a traditional Ukrainian costume decorated with embroidery. A wreath of ribbons and pieces of fabric was necessarily made for a female figure.

Doll "Maiden Beauty" existed in the Tula province and personified youth, beauty, farewell to home and belonging to her husband. nine0005

Before the wedding, the bride made the virgin beauty, using the skills of embroidery, weaving, weaving belts and lace, and then she was put on a tray with a wedding loaf. The skill of the hostess was judged by the clothes of this doll.

A whole composition was created on the tray: a doll was placed in the center of the loaf, which was surrounded on all sides by wheat ears and handicrafts made by the bride. The doll was carried around in front of all the guests with the words: "Disperse, honest people - the beautiful girl is coming." After tasting the magnificent loaf and appreciating the skill of the craftswoman, the guests left money and gifts for the young on a tray. nine0005

After the wedding, the doll was carefully kept in the house of the newlyweds.

Slavutnitsa doll glorified female beauty. In the old days, it was installed in the center of the wedding table and the guests, seeing such a beauty - a doll, understood how good the bride was and how rich her family was.

A mother made a doll "Comforter" for her daughter's wedding from her worn clothes in order to preserve maternal energy, warmth and care. When a girl got married and moved to another place, the doll replaced her mother. She could complain to the Comforter, cry. nine0005

When a mother came to visit her daughter, she looked where the Comforter doll was: if it is in a conspicuous place, then everything is in order with her daughter, and if it is hidden under the pillow, then she is offended in her husband's house.

Ash doll is a very ancient family amulet. The heads of the dolls and puppets were made of ash, knocked down almost to the density of stone, and the little bodies were patchwork. Ash has long symbolized the hearth and carried the idea of ​​preserving the family, multiplying offspring. nine0005

Traditionally, such a doll was given by a mother to her daughter-bride until the thirties of the last century.

Creating a family, a young woman tried to protect her house from everything bad: from diseases, from misfortunes, from evil spirits, she also wanted to attract good luck and wealth. And the amulet dolls helped her in this. In some houses, they accumulated up to a hundred pieces, or even more! To protect the house from various kinds of adverse effects, the pupae were fixed above the entrance to the dwelling, hung over the cradle of the child, the patient's bed, installed next to the items of female needlework, and these charms regularly performed their function - they protected the household from the attacks of evil forces. nine0005

I wonder what was special about these amulet dolls and why they had such magical powers?

It's very simple - these dolls were made by women. Even in ancient times, the beautiful half of humanity was distinguished by a special creative gift, which was especially pronounced in everyday life. In addition, as poets say to this day, every woman is a little bit of a witch!

The witchcraft approach manifested itself in prohibitions on the manufacture of ritual and amulet dolls. For example, they could not be made at a “bad” time for any needlework. Not only on holidays and weekends, but also at night, on Wednesdays and Fridays. It was believed that at this time spirits and evil spirits “work” with textiles. But needlework at a “good” time was welcomed and often carried out by craftswomen en masse, in the form of girlish gatherings with long conversations, jokes and songs. Approximately, as in the fairy tale of A.S. Pushkin: “Three girls under the window…”

In the old days, a woman made a charm doll the way her mother and grandmother taught her: it was unacceptable to use piercing and cutting objects, so she did not cut the fabric and threads, but tore them. In the puppet outfit, she always used red fabric or threads - the color of the sun, warmth, health, joy, protecting from the evil eye and injuries.

When making dolls, images that were put into this process were important. For example, the craftswoman twists the neat head of the doll, and silently says: “A bright head, clean, filled with goodness, love”; makes the doll breast and puts into it images of happy motherhood, prosperity in the family, kindness of the owner. This was the magical power that was transmitted to a certain doll from its mistress, because women believed in magic. nine0005

The exhibition presents some specimens of coastline dolls kept in the funds of the Museum Resource Center.

The “Housekeeper” doll was made from the fabric of worn clothes and tied with red threads. She carried a piece of the soul of the mistress or owner and helped protect the house. A bundle was placed in her hands, in which grains, medicinal herbs and a tow were placed so that no one in the house would get sick, it would be satisfying, warm and comfortable. And lush breasts, in which there is a lot of milk, is a symbol of a house with children and prosperity. nine0005

Bereginya hung herself over the entrance to the house so that she could see everyone entering. The people believed that she protects from the bad eye and evil people.

Doll "Housewife", made of birch bark, also protected the house from dashing people and all sorts of misfortunes, and also helped the hostess to create and maintain comfort and warmth.

Usually the Domovushka was in the kitchen, where the housewife most often worked. Once upon a time, it was hidden behind window and door frames, as it was believed that far from prying eyes, the doll performs its protective functions better. nine0005

Doll "Day and Night" existed in the Penza and Tambov provinces, as well as in the Volga region.

There were two types of such dolls. The first consisted of two absolutely identical figures, one of which was made of light fabric (Day), and the other was made of dark fabric (Night). The second type was a doll with two different sides, symbolizing the day. In the morning, the mistress of the house put the doll forward with the light side and asked her for a good day. And the cheerful, hard-working doll "Day" made sure that on weekdays people worked, worked, and on holidays they had fun. In the evening, the hostess turned the doll to the dark side and prayed that all household members would wake up alive, healthy and rested. Wise, thoughtful and mysterious doll "Night" gave sleep and protected him. nine0005

Such pupae were made and presented for the New Year and throughout the year they served as a kind of calendar, measuring each of the 365 days and nights.

The doll "Essage-herbal" was filled with fragrant medicinal herb. She only needed to be crushed in her hands, and a herbal spirit would spread throughout the dwelling, which would drive away the spirits of illness. The doll was not only a protector from the evil spirits of illness, but also a good comforter. She was hung in the house over the cradle of the child and given to children to play. After 2 years, the grass in the chrysalis was changed. nine0005

The doll "Kostromushka-fat" was sewn in the event that after a year of marriage the woman did not become pregnant and put her in a conspicuous place. When a child appeared in the house, the doll was hidden. She carried the image of a girl, which combined several ages at the same time: 8-9 years old - a nanny girl, 10-12 years old - a teenage girl. From the nanny, the doll had plump cheeks, a figure, and from a teenager - a developing breast. On the one hand, she knows how to behave, and on the other hand, she can be an adviser to her younger sisters and brothers. She seems to be saying: “I’m fine, but I don’t have enough brother or sister!” nine0005

The Symbol of Motherhood doll bore the image of a mother who has enough love for every child. It was a very strong amulet for a woman and her children.

The doll was removed from sight in a secluded place and carefully stored.

During the wedding, a small child was put on the bride's lap or a swaddled baby doll was placed so that the young wife would soon become a mother. In addition, such a doll was in the cradle with the baby before his baptism, in order to confuse evil spirits and take on all the misfortunes that threatened the baby who was not protected by the cross. After baptism, she was removed from the cradle and kept on a par with the baptismal shirt. nine0005

For newborns, the mother made a Baby Swaddle doll. The doll was sewn immediately before the birth of a child with prayers, with thoughts about the future child. Fabrics for its manufacture were taken from worn parental clothes.

The chrysalis was put into the palm and, squeezing the fists, the baby massaged the entire inner surface of the palm to himself. And when guests came to the house, they inserted it into the folds of the child’s handkerchief and people said about the doll: “Oh, how good the doll is!” nine0005

The Insomnia doll was also lying in the cradle next to the baby. If the baby cried and could not fall asleep for a long time, the mother would take her in her hands and say: “Drowsy, insomnia, don’t play with my child, but play with this doll.” After that, the baby calmed down and fell asleep.

Previously, it was believed that if a Kuvatka doll hangs over a child's bed, it will drive away any evil force.

The chrysalis was made of soft multicolored fabric. When the mother was busy with household chores, the baby could look at the doll for a long time and play with it. nine0005

Doll "Kuklak" is a substitute doll for a specific person.

This doll was made from clothes that belonged to the prototype person. They kept it either in the red corner of the hut, or with them.

Substitute puppets were made when someone left the family, for example, if a husband or son went on a military campaign, and the puppet image of a person remained in his home.

At the same time, if something bad happened to the doll, the family began to prepare for the worst. nine0005

When a mother went to work in the fields, she left her eldest daughter on the farm, who could only be 6-7 years old. By the time her mother came, the girl had to cook porridge. And the Helper doll helped her in this. When the doll was sitting, it was the size of a pot, in which porridge was then boiled. The girl knew that the upper band was the level of water in the pot, the lower band was the level of cereals in the pot.

As time went on, folk dolls got another function - play. nine0005

By the way, not only girls played with dolls, but also boys, up to about 7-8 years old, while they wore identical shirts. But only boys began to wear ports, and girls began to wear skirts, their playing roles and the games themselves were strictly separated.

While the children were small, their mothers, grandmothers, older sisters made dolls for them. From the age of five, any girl could make a simple doll.

The child's ability was assessed by adults. The doll was considered as a standard of needlework, and often teenage girls took a cart with dolls for gatherings along with a spinning wheel. They judged the skill and taste of their owner. In puppet games, children involuntarily learned to sew, embroider, spin, comprehended the traditional art of dressing. nine0005

Our ancestors never left dolls on the street, did not scatter them around the hut, but kept them in baskets, boxes, and locked them in chests. They took it to the harvest and to gatherings. Dolls were allowed to take on a visit, they were put in a dowry. They allowed the "young woman" who came to the groom's house after the wedding to play, because they were married from the age of 14. She hid them in the attic and secretly played with them. The elder in the house was the father-in-law, and he strictly ordered the women not to laugh at the young woman. Then these dolls passed to the children.

Some of the play dolls are on display. nine0005

The “Changeling” or “Girl-Baba” doll was a favorite among girls. Its name indicated the existence of a special period in a woman's life, which was accompanied by certain changes, both in appearance and social status.

Our ancestors called a young girl who was not bound by the bonds of marriage a girl, and a woman - an adult married woman who gave birth to one or several children.

This doll was able to combine these two female images, so she is so unusual: she has 2 heads, 2 skirts, 4 arms. nine0005

The young woman is presented in bright clothes, her neck is decorated with beads, and a beautiful ribbon is woven into her long braid. This suggests that the young girl lives so far without worries and troubles and she has time for fun. And if you turn the doll over, then a second female image appears, by which you can understand that the woman is no longer up to fun and not up to bright outfits, and she doesn’t weave a braid and doesn’t show it to anyone, because she hides her hair under a scarf and shows them only to her husband.

Such was the lot of women! nine0005

The Bunny on the Finger doll was made for children from the age of three. It was both a friend of the child, and at the same time his amulet.

The bunny was put on the finger and firmly held in the palm, as if blocking everyone. They talked to him or just played with him, and they also trusted their secrets, complained if someone offended, but he did not tell anyone their cherished secrets!

The freehand doll was an exam in sewing and needlework. Girls 10-12 years old had to be able to make such dolls and boast about them at the holiday. If the doll is beautiful, successful, then the girl was invited to gatherings. nine0005

After that, the girls helped to prepare the dowry for the elder sisters, getting acquainted with the traditional types of clothing, choosing something for their dowry along the way. Each girl wanted to quickly make a doll, on which she could show her knowledge of the costume, so as not to stay too long with young children and get to the gatherings in time.

They sewed such a doll mainly during Christmas and Lent, and after Easter they walked around the village with it and showed off their creation. The younger girls often heard the first praise for their needlework from their older sisters, they also learned role-playing games with dolls, and they ran to them for comfort and advice. nine0005

But especially for boys, women sewed a fighting puppet “Kuklak-Kulachnik”. She helped the boys learn to master their bodies, gave the coveted opportunity to play fistfights, while there were few forces for the real ones.

The doll boy was dressed up in a shirt and trousers, and pebbles were sewn into his hands.

With the help of these dolls, the boys could arrange fights among themselves and show off their prowess by twisting the wand between their palms. nine0005

This is a small part of ritual, amulet and play dolls that are carefully kept in museum funds. Having got acquainted with them, you learned what the most favorite toy of our ancestors looked like.

Due to the fact that the ancient Slavs honored their traditions for centuries and treated them with care, we have the opportunity to get acquainted with these values. Rag dolls, like many other generic items, were inherited, and sometimes there were more than a hundred of them in dowry chests. But, unfortunately, most of these chests have not survived to this day. And how many more diverse images and evidence of the everyday and spiritual life of our ancestors could be found in them! After all, each region of our country was characterized by its own characteristics, traditions, which were reflected in toys.

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