март 05, 2011

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One card for The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC71



Dolls on the card are called "martenitsa - Pijo and Penda" and are part of the traditional Bulgarian custom Grandmother Marta (Baba Marta).


All over the world people meet spring with joy and new hope but it is only in Bulgaria where it is saved as an ancient custom.
The classical "martenitsa" is made out of red and white weaved threads. Sometimes it ends are made into tassels from the same yarn. Usually the tassels are decorated with blue beads, small golden coins or colorful threads.


In ancient times "martenitsa" was accepted as a ritual sign - an amulet for protection from evil spirits. Nowadays, almost all these functions are forgotten and it symbolises the coming of the spring. But even now Bulgarians believe that they will be healthy during the whole year if they wear "martenitsa" in March.



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8 коментара:

Dellany каза...

Много са красиви! Перфектно изработени и пълни с пролетен заряд! Носят в себе си усмивката и очакването за нещо ново,свежо,чисто,подмладено!

Netty каза...

Светле, много добра е идеята за този пост - моите възхищения! Дано го видят и прочетат повече чужденци! Поздравявам те!

kenli каза...

Перфектните Пижо и Пенда!Със сигурност ще направиш впечатление с традиционната ни мартеница!

Addii каза...

страхотно е всичко и чудесна идея

massofhair каза...

I hope to be getting a martenitsa tassel bracelet from my friend in the next couple of days. She has been away visiting her parents, this will be my second one...
What a fantastic card using the colours of the holiday as your scheme.
Very beautiful and creative:-)

Michele Gross каза...

How cute! I love those fabulous dolls, what a wonderful addition to your card! Thanks for splashing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Fiona каза...

Thank you for sharing some of the history behind the dolls and your customs! Lovely way to incorporate them on a card! Thanks for joining us at the Play Date Cafe :)

Jinny Newlin каза...

LOVE those sweet dolls and the way you've tied them into your card design! Thanks for sharing all that history, with us, too! LOVE it! Thanks so much for playing along with us, this week, in The Cafe!