Learn how to make this ancient Ukrainian magic spirit doll. Motanky have been around for thousands of years as talismans to house our guardian ancestors so that they can protect us, give us strength, provide insight and inspiration, heal us, and bless us. Throughout millennia, they have been created and given from mother to daughter, weaving a golden thread of lineage connecting generation to generation.
Motanky can be crafted to protect the home, bring blessings to the family, and provide the comfort that only the ancestors can give. Place your motanka on an ancestor altar or in the sacred corner of your home. If you want to speak with your ancestor spirits, you can talk to your motanka and ask for their support. They can aid a loved one in pregnancy and childbirth or they can be placed in a cradle before a child is born to protect them in infancy and connect them to their ancestors. They can be given to an ill person to remove their sickness or placed in a casket so that the ancestors accompany one into the afterlife.
This kit comes with everything you need to make a beautiful 9″ tall Motanka of your own:
- Handwoven vintage Ukrainian hemp fabric for body
- Handwoven vintage Ukrainian hemp fabric for arms
- Cotton cloth for headdress
- Cotton cloth for skirt
- Colorful ribbon for apron
- Red hemp floss for tying the Motanka
- Tapestry needle
- Complete step-by-step instructions
Please note that fabric for Motanka clothing may vary from example.