August 13, 2010

Vepsian doll

This doll was made of the mother's old things without scissors and needles. This rule was observed in order to make a child's life "not cut and not pricked".
Before a baby was born the doll had been placed in his cradle to "warm" it. After the child was born the Vepsian doll was hung
over the cradle, protecting the baby from damage. When the child is grown up, the doll is given to him to play with.

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