a senior researcher at Funds Department of the Transcarpathian Museum of Folk Architecture and Folkways
HANDWRITTEN CHARM COLLECTION FROM THE STEBNYI VILLAGE OF RAKHIV DISTRICT, TRANSCARPATHIAN REGION
The manuscript collection of charms from Stebnyi village, Rakhiv district, is considered in the proposed article. The charms are placed on thirteen pages in forty-eight-page squared copybook, the text is fixed in the local dialect with middling but legible handwriting. This manuscript consists of nine charms which can be classified according to the objects they are turned to. There are eight medical and one meteorological charms.
Similar collected scripts with charms are frequent phenomena but poorly investigated in the region. In some cases the respondents confirm the facts of such manuscripts presence but refuse to show or to give them for fixation on the camera because of the resumption of charm strength.
Such studies of the exorcism are one of the ancient and stable kind of folklore which reflects the level of people consciousness on the early stage of its formation and development. It enables the notion of the archaic world-view and methods of our ancestors thinking. This information recreates a full value of axiological and world outlook picture of traditional being of Ukrainians in Transcarpathia.
hutsuls, Transcarpatian, charms, sorceress, medicinal magic.
- KOROL, V. Hand-written collection of the charms from the village of Luh, Rakhiv district, Transcarpathian oblast. Narodoznavchi zoshyty, 2017, 5, 1244–1248.
- Recorded by V. Korol on July 08, 2017 in the village of Stebnyi, Rakhiv district from Mariya Fedoshchuk, born in 1965.