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Motanka Handmade Ukrainian Ethnic Folk Traditional Doll Unique decorative gift with meaning for her, Gift for Family, OOAK

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Doll motanka – is an amulet, saturated with the tremendous positive energy of the Ukrainian land. This is the embodiment of goodness and gentleness, guardian of the human soul and destiny, a symbol of their ancestors. It is a symbol of the Great Mother, who created all things and cares about the souls of her children.
The cross on a face is a symbol of rainbow, so it is made by colorful threads. The face is the solar symbol of sun. All vertical lines are the symbols of masculinity, horizontal ones are the symbols of femininity.
All items of clothing are the guardians: a skirt symbolizes the earth; a shirt represents three dimensions of time - past, present and future; embroidery and beads - symbolize the abundance; headwear - symbolizes the link with the sky.
Ukrainian people believed that the spirit of the ancestors is in motanka and the doll can transfer the experience from one generation to another one.

Hairstyle of the doll is made of unbleached linen thread.

The doll is 30 cm (12 inches) tall.
The doll is made in one copy, OOAK
I ship worldwide.


5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Gibby Gibney
5 out of 5 stars
Mar 4, 2018
Quality craftsmanship. Perfect for addition to extensive doll collection. An interesting piece of folk lore as well.
Handmade knot Motanka Ukrainian Ethnic Folk Traditional Doll decorative home gift with meaning for her, Gift for Family, OOAK

Reviewed by Abeth Spencer
5 out of 5 stars
Feb 28, 2018
These dolls are beautiful and well-made. I appreciated the extra little "friend" that was sent with my doll! Arrived well-packaged and promptly. Thank you for your beautiful work!
Motanka Handmade Ukrainian Ethnic Folk Traditional Doll Unique decorative gift with meaning for her, Gift for Family Christmas, OOAK

Reviewed by Sergei Zelentsoff
5 out of 5 stars
Oct 27, 2017
Amazing Ukrainian handmade dolls of extremely high quality, made with love and patience to the details and traditions. The person, we gave this doll to as a gift, is very happy and thankful. Oksana, big thanks for the small gift included, we loved it as well! :)
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Reviewed by annab515
5 out of 5 stars
May 30, 2017
Love both Motanka dolls that I bought for my sister. She got 2 because I couldn't make up my mind which one I liked better.
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I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 21 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
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Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.


Custom motankas can be made. We are able to make custom doll for you: you can choose preffered colors, patterns, materials and size. This service is free. Depending on a workload, we would be able to make your motanka within 3-10 working days.
Please note, that all of our motankas are unique and cannot be duplicated, hovewer, if you would like to purchase motanka, that is out of stock, we can make a similar one for you.
For all extra information, please contact our shop.
If your motanka is a gift, we will add wrapping for you. If you want to use this service, please inform the seller.
We would love to cooperate with you if you want to make a bulk purchase. All the bulk purchases (over 10 items) will be given a discount. Please note, that it will take extra time to prepare your order, depending on the size of the order. If you want to make a bulk purchase, please contact us before placing an order!
Unfortunately, at this time we are not able to account for issues with postal service. Our dolls are safely packaged and shipped on time, but in case of damages or delays from your local postal service we strongly suggest to contact your local postal service.

Motanka Handmade Ukrainian Ethnic Folk Traditional Doll Unique decorative gift with meaning for her, Gift for Family, OOAK

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  • Handmade item
  • Size: 11 inches
  • Materials: natural, organic, eco friendly, sewing, cotton, embroidery, linen, beads
  • Feedback: 7 reviews
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