The history of cross-stitch goes back centuries. When there was no script and no Christian prayers. In that distant era, women embroidered with a cross turned to pagan gods to protect them and their loved ones from the pain and misfortune. Cross-stitch was purely sacred meaning.
Slavs mostly embroidered red thread on a white field. Cross painted clothing, shoes, bed sheets, curtains, towels.
Each pattern. every line were filled with special meaning. They brought into the world and God’s own message.
One of the most common symbols in Slavic embroidery is a symbol of the sun, square, diamond, round sockets, crosses or swastikas (rotating light). In addition to the importance of the sun for the Slavs. and not only for the Slavs had land. water. rain. So straight horizontal line represents the earth, wavy horizontal — water, sloping lines — rain.
In addition to geometric shapes often found in embroidery composition figypoy women at the center and deer on either side. So depict mother Rhoda — mothers. Rhoda’s mother portrayed in embroidery or deer or rider on the sides. In the first case it symbolized protection kind, was intended to protect from disease and infertility. Often this track embroidered on ritual towels, bed sheets. This is one of a powerful talisman kind. Also this song embroidered on wedding handbrake and infants in the cradle.
Three-part composition is a common story of pagan Slavic embroidery. This goddess and two rider. A goddess and poultry. , A goddess and moose or horses.
Embroidered woman in childbirth in different ways depending on the pagan agricultural calendar. And ask for help, and the land and nature. Female Ward, leading to harmony feminine essence. Peace and joy in my soul immediately reflected on the exterior — you become more beautiful and attractive, and most importantly — healthy.
Other women’s talisman was LADINETS. He gives peace, joy, and awareness of a woman.
Ladinets — scheme
Enhances the growth of hair on the scalp, slows down — in other parts of the body (through the establishment of normal hormonal levels). He bestows female health and prolongs the feminine beauty.
Here, the main character — a cross Lada. LADA — Heavenly Mother, rozhanits, the Goddess of Love and Beauty, the ancient Slavs. In the hands of Frets her children — and little Lola Polel.
Red ray is unchanged in any case, the second ray of color changes depending on the sign of the zodiac. For the elements of the earth — the classic black. For the element of Fire is also used black, but can be a golden brown. Blue — for air, blue, turquoise — for water.
Lelnik — scheme
Another common talisman isLELNIK. He protects, gives softness and appeal. Pure girlish charm. But up to three years could be the boys in the cradle. Baby also embroidered called Radinets.
For girls and young women embroidered live. It fills the soul, which is protected with harmony and joy, and the body — good health and energy. It was believed that alive well relieves stress and fatigue, filled with vital energy ..
Amulet dedicated to two Slavic goddess — Lada (the sign is shown in front of the amulet) and Givet — the goddess of life and spring — the sign on the back.
This amulet on properties similar to Ward «Harmony Women’s beginning,» but its effect is more aimed at raising the spirit, the life force, rather than to cure women’s diseases.
Svadebnik — scheme
Family Charm is a powerful Svadebnik. It symbolizes the union of two kinds. Merge two Stihialnyh Svastichnyh Systems (body, soul, spirit and conscience) the new single vital systems, where male (Fire) is connected to the top of women’s (Water). Very often on the back of the character portrayed Svadebnika Bjelobog. as a symbol of goodness and prosperity. This amulet stores from quarrels and troubles. Creates harmony in the family. Sometimes made three pendants of pearls. Three pendants symbolize the three worlds — the world Reveal, Navi, and law.
For the removal of black embroidered Charovrat charms. Charovrat depicted as rotating Fiery Cross. Slavs, as fire-worshipers believed that the fire destroyed the dark forces, and various charms and thus cleanse the soul and the body protected.
For dreams, healing and fortitude embroidered fern flower. The people call him Perun color. From disease and napostey often also embroidered amulet partitioned off grass. as in Charovrate and Perunova star was believed that the fire burns all the ills and misfortunes. therefore, these amulets are very similar. Dukhobor embroidered for a sick person. Curtains embroidered with a sheltered sick and wounded. Thought. that the Great Divine Fire destroys Dukhobors in man all bodily ailments and diseases of the Soul and the Spirit.
Image fabulous birds — peacocks (sometimes called Firebird) has long been a symbol of the Slavs of happiness and love. Bird-peahen always depicted in profile on embroideries proudly raise his head, raised wings and a huge tail, resembling branched shrub with pinnate leaves and small flowers. Bushy tail of this fabulous bird and its tail in the form of loops, rings and zigzags all colors, emphasizing its singularity.
Slavic embroidery also has plenty of vegetable and flower motifs. One of them — the world-tree, symbolizing the connection of the lower, «underwear» of the world, the earth and all the nine heavens. The World Tree depicted a lush, tall, with a variety of fancy flowers and birds on the branches.
Analyzing the symbolism of Slavic embroidery, inadvertently struck by the depth and breadth of thought fantasy inherent to our ancestors. The deep symbolism and allegory — a sign of high culture in the society, especially when you consider that these embroideries were created en masse, from the big cities to the smallest villages.
In oberezhnyh patterns often acting is kind of one part and not the whole pattern as a whole — just a floral or geometric motifs, enclosed in a circle or oval, circular edging sleeves, hem, gates. After all, to have a real defense, enough to stitch pattern, consisting of a closed, rounded contours.
Should not be on any one thing to embroider several different purposes oberezhnyh patterns — best for each of them to select a single thing, or the result of an embroidery get some energy turmoil. This applies to the materials used for making the thread — no need to use a pattern of several types of material.
Oberezhnuyu embroidery accepted to do smooth, without knots, knots terminate embroidery energetic connection with its support, impede the smooth flow of energy.
Signs in oberezhnyh embroideries:
Crosses — a barrier and loathing of evil, a sign of closeness.
Wood (most often — herringbone) — a symbol of the relationship in the world, a symbol of long life.
Flower — a symbol of beauty and innocence, red flower — a symbol of earthly love, sex appeal.
Star — a sign of the heavenly fire. Stars should have triangular or flat beams. Sign of intelligence and educational ideas.
Circles — a symbol of fertility, motherhood, fertility, the sign of femininity in nature.
Squares — a sign of farmers, the symbol of fertility fields. Often alternate light and dark squares, sometimes amplified by shading or across the square.
Spiral — a symbol of wisdom, and if colors blue and purple — secret knowledge. Abhor that which is the most powerful sign for all «dark» shadow world entity, if the color is red, white or black.
Wavy line — the waves, the water, the ocean. It symbolizes the beginning of life, the ability to adapt to circumstances. If the lines are vertical — a sign of improvement, «Stairway to Heaven», the path to the secret knowledge.
Triangle — a symbol of man, especially if accompanied by small dots or circles from the top. Symbol of human communication.
In general there is such a law: a really strong talisman can not buy. He must «be found» among the things that have been handed in your family inherited. This may not happen that often. But any tradition one should start, right? Why, if your family has no traditional charms, it will not create one so that he then passed from hand to hand — your children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren? Let’s try?
Slavic embroidery. Like any other folk embroidery has a set of rules and conventions. When the embroidery oberezhnaya all matters and how to embroider when embroidering. on what and what thread in color and texture.
Oberezhnoy color embroidery for children was always red, while for adult clothes he might be different. Thus, women are often used in embroidery black than red — the color of mother earth in an attempt to protect his belly from infertility. Love is often needed for warding blue or green — blue protected from destruction from the elements, green — from his wounds. The children were not. It was believed that children are under the care and protection of his family.
The main characters for the conservative girls were patron goddess of fate, character type, tree ornaments, a symbol of the patron saint of the day of her birth, the characters of the earth (again, different from the female characters of land — those are mainly represent either plowed or have already been sown) and women’s crafts.
The boys (and girls) to twelve years wore a shirt without a belt. The main character, who guard the boys were considered: the symbols of fire, solar symbols, images of totem animals, of course, is also a symbol kind patron and the patron spirit of the birth, bells, bells, and a symbol of male crafts.
Embroidery was made with wool and raw silk, dyed madder (red — from nearly a scarlet silk-brown to brownish-red in the hair), alder bark, and oxide of iron from bog ore (black wool). Rich people could also afford embroidery with golden and silver thread.
Cotton yarnbest suited for real-time protection from the evil eye and spoilage.
Silkgood to keep clear thinking, helps in difficult situations of his career.
Woolprotects those whom evil is unfortunately affected. She closes the breakdown of your energy. Wool embroidery on clothes made in the neck, the heart, the solar plexus, the abdomen, that is there, where the main chakras of man. Hair usually embroidered silhouettes of animals (the ones that you like, which you intuitively drawn), at least — the trees and fruit. It is not necessary to embroider wool birds and stars. But the sun is fine, will always protect you from the cold and darkness in my life!
Flax calming effect, especially «works» when using an ancient symbolic patterns — the depiction of the sun, stars, birds, trees.
Oberezhnuyu embroiderydecided to make a smooth, without knots — knots terminate energetic connection embroidery with its bearer, hinder the smooth flow of energy.
Amulets vyshtvayut according the lunar calendar. Amulets for children embroidered on the first quarter of the moon, for adults — on 2-3rd, depending on the purpose of a talisman. To return something (welfare, health, feminine charm, conception, male power and wisdom) — a 10 or 14 day of the moon, at the departure of anything (disease, for example) — the 3-quarter (20th lunar day) . Harmony Women can go ahead and start on the 2nd and 3rd quarter.
In the «good» day amulet begins, ie otshivala 10 crosses. There is time — fully embroidered, no — continue on any other day.
Amulets are made for everyone. It is important to only one thing: the more frequently the contact between a guardian and the provider, the more he will act. One more thing. Wards over time need to be cleaned, ie wash.
And finally, some schemes wards:
Carries the family prosperity, abundance and wealth. Promotes success in all cases, revenue growth,
develop their own business, which is engaged in a man and wife only helps.
Cures of diseases and ailments body heals trauma. Heal and harmonize the relationship between the spouses.
Promotes proper distribution of roles in the family, where the husband — getter, and his wife — the keeper of the family hearth.
«The Star of the World, the star character halves and the basis for a prosperous and happy family union.
3. Molvinets — Oberegovy symbol that protects each of the families of the Great Race:
from evil, bad words, the evil eye and ancestral curse of Hex, and dissuaded from libel and harass. It is believed that Molvinets — a great gift of God’s Family «, ie get quite a powerful and versatile charm. On the other hand, many sources refer to him only as an assistant in public speaking and amp orders.
4. Warding hostess, brings home joy, prosperity and abundance. Its owner gives good health, the ability to argue and be happy to farm, reveals culinary skills (which, no doubt there is every woman, but many just sleeping), as well as talent to any women’s needlework. Among other things, protecting his owner gives strong intuition and foresight (not for nothing is the celestial spinner Makos and Goddess of human destiny).
This amulet does not necessarily carry with them, it is more homely. While at home, he spreads his influence not only the hostess, but also to all members of the family, and is in the house wealth, prosperity and abundance. Embroidered on a green background.
You can embroider for themselves on the growing moon.
5.Rozhanits.In fact, he has to help a woman become pregnant and give birth to a healthy baby. But this amulet does not just help to get pregnant, but also gives recognition, for which we children, are we ready to bring them into this world, that we can give them. Strong female guardian also to complete the house. as often hung this amulet in the spring for harvest, for fertility.
5. Fern Flower — Symbol of the purity of the Spirit of Fire, has powerful healing powers. The people — Perun Tsvet.Schitaetsya that is capable of opening for buried treasures, the desires. Allows a person to release spiritual power.
The most powerful amulet — made with love. with care and with the thoughts and good wishes, and good for the loved one.
Here, the most important thing your mood, even if not all the rules are made, not all values are correctly read.
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