Objects
Master of trent or aged woman of tent. Nenets
Master of trent or aged woman of tent. Nenets
Title
Master of trent or aged woman of tent
Ethnic groups
Nenets
Territory
Tobolsk Guberniya, Berezovsky Uyezd, Tundra near Obdorsk (Salekhard)
Date
late 19th - early 20th century
Collectors-person
Material
Wood; leather: leather: leather (reindeer); metal; cloth: cotton; cloth: cloth; cloth: lacing
Dimensions
height 41.0; width 24.0
Corpus
Peoples of Siberia and Far East
Number
РЭМ 1712-244
Annotation
Myad puhutsya - the image of the "aged woman of tent" or "mistress of tent" was the material embodiment of the Ya Nebya ("mother Earth") - the wife of the supreme deity, who sent the soul of the child. She was in charge of the fate of a person until his death and was considered the patroness of women, children, family. They turned to her to facilitate childbirth, during which the woman pressed Myad puhutsya to her stomach and, if the birth went well, sewed new clothes for her, gave her a new belt. How many children were in the house, so many clothes were puffy on Myad. Each married woman had a similar image, who kept it in a fur purse in the women's part of the dwelling.