Motanka dolls “Family” is an amulet that combines masculine and feminine energy and family values. The outstretched hands of dolls show us that in this couple both man and woman are free and independent individuals who have united into a family. They took the best of their families and built their own world for the harmonious lives of all its members. The child they hold in their arms is a symbol of new life.
We decided to make these dolls at a difficult time for our country (Ukraine). In order to acquaint you with the values of the Ukrainian family. However, you may notice that these values are common in most civilized countries. So these dolls are a universal family amulet. It symbolizes love, prosperity and harmony in the family.
A woman and a man in a Ukrainian family first of all are true friends who love, respect and support each other. Women are able to perform a variety of work on a par with men. However, a real Ukrainian man always strives to provide his wife and children with a decent life and protect them so that the whole family could develop freely and be happy. This male mission in the family is symbolized by a pendant on the belt of a male doll with a lock and key – symbols of protection and preservation.
In addition, a woman is the guardian of the family. On the female doll, you can see a pendant around her neck with a picture of a tree. It is a Tree of life and a Family tree. In the Ukrainian mentality, it is customary to respect parents and their life experiences. Ukrainians also respect and love their children, realizing that these are individual souls who are looking for their own way on this Earth. Women have a special attitude towards men – we respect them for their strengths, tenderness and keeping our peace.
The main values of life that parents pass on to their children:
- to love the land on which you live;
- get an education to form independent views on life;
- work for your future;
- to be grateful to nature for its gifts, to respect plants and animals;
- be able to protect themselves, but not cause harm to other people;
- not to create a conflict, but to find a solution;
- be able to establish good relationships with people;
- help each other.
We will be happy if you share our views that the true values are to live in peace, to have the opportunity to develop and create something good on our planet. Peace to all and good.