Slavic Amulet Doll and Sheaf of Straw in Birch Bark Box
Figures of handwoven doll and sheaf from rye straw and ears in a birch bark box at the timber wall of a living room in the house of “Well-To-Do” peasant family in the museum of Wooden Architecture and Peasants Life in Suzdal.
Many centuries ago, in the pagan Rus (Russia), it was believed that such faceless figurines made of straw served as amulet helping to solve family problems, to restore health through the transfer of diseases to the figurine and its further burning. In addition, the figures were made faceless for evil ghosts not to be able to install themselves in the dolls.
Photo #152 taken on December 24, 2018 in Suzdal during long-distance countryside tour to the cities of Golden Ring of Russia with my dear clients from Hong Kong, Esther and Ricky.
About Me in Short
My name's Arthur Lookyanov, I'm a private tour guide, personal driver and photographer in Moscow, Russia. I work in my business and run my website Moscow-Driver.com from 2002. Read more about me and my services, check out testimonials of my former business and travel clients from all over the World, hit me up on Twitter or other social websites. I hope that you will like my photos as well.
See you in Moscow!