Motanka Ukrainian Reeled Dolls have been a talismans in Slavic families since the ancient times. A reeled doll is the guardian of the house; a symbol of wisdom and connection between generations. It is believed to protect the house, bring good luck and prosperity to the families.
Traditional Ukrainian Reeled Dolls or Motanka haven’t any faces because it was believed that dolls that have faces, eyes, and mouths could attach to the soul of the person who handles it with undesirable consequence. This is why the faces on Reeled Dolls feature a cross symbolizing the sun, wealth and charm.