Slavic tribes have long had their own toys,performing not so much entertainment, as a protective function. Such toys include numerous variations of dolls-motanok, rvank. Such peculiar names of the pupa were received for the method of manufacture, in which, ideally, scissors and needles are not used. The fabric is torn "on a string", and the doll is not sewn, but is unwound, all of its parts are being wound and threaded. The doll "Bereginya" offered to your attentionbelongs to the Vepsians - a nationality living in the Leningrad region, Karelia, the Vologda region. It is performed on all the canons of creating dolls-amulet, during work it is necessary to give it positive energy, to slander on health, mind, happiness and fertility. It is important that during the reeling with a white or red thread, an odd number of turns are taken, and the nodes are even. For the Birgini doll, the fabric is chosen bright, necessarily natural, and for the filler, dried medicinal herbs (thyme, sage, mint, St. John's wort), cereals, cotton, sintepon, can be used as the master will decide. I must say that in the old days the girls checkedsuch dolls willingness to marry a guy. The sunken girl, she herself made a few pupae and put them on the open window. Walking by the guys approached, took pupae and looked at them. It was then that the girls noticed: if the guy was just playing with the doll, he had not yet left the childhood, if he immediately looked at the headdress - he needed an intelligent wife, if on the chest - the guy is full of playful doom, but does not hurry to marry, and only one that immediately began to look under the hem (this place is not accidental in the pupae is called "cabbage," with a hint of what it is there kids), then he is fully ripe for marriage. Such "psychological tests" were arranged by our great-great-grandmothers to their chosen ones with the help of generic pupae! So, to create Beregin we need the following materials: - filler (we have a sintepon); - cotton cloth mottled colors; - calico bodily or white; - the loin; - white and orange (red) thread. We tear off or cut off from a corporal tissue a squarethe size of eight by eight centimeters, we put there a small piece of sintepon, we form a head the size of a small walnut, we wind it with a white thread. Stretch the free cloth under the head and note where the pens will be. Each handle is done like this: we turn the corner inwards, then turn off each side three times by "airplane", add it twice, bandage it, retreat one and a half centimeter from the edge. Now take the colored fabric, tear off the two boxes a little less, with sides of six centimeters. We put in each piece of sintepon and we reel, knotting knots, saying health on them - these are breasts (it is noteworthy that such "busty" Beregin are not found in all nationalities). We fasten each breast under the chin of the head, do not forget about the nodules. It remains to make a skirt, apron and shawl. For the skirt we tear off a piece of rectangular shape, and apply it so that it is possible to carry out the "reverse" winding, that is, directly under the chest, we put the fabric face down, so that it covers the head, we tighten under the breast, we tie the knot. Lower the hem, level. Before making a handkerchief and an apron, we tie a double red or orange thread or satin ribbon (this is the ponoynik, and the amulet) on the head. We make an apron from a small piece of a lap, having turned the top part on centimeter and having enclosed in a gate a twisted string, we fasten from the back. From the lap we carve a triangle and tie it to the head "in a woman's way", knot from behind, lay the ends of the kerchief on the back and hide all the strings. Straighten the hem and put our beautiful woman in a prominent place - let them guard the family and bring happiness. You can take it in your hands, but you should not give a stranger Beregin, let them look and envy!