So my mum was lucky enough to take a workshop on making a traditional North russian folk doll. They are made only by wrapping thread around rags/fabric scraps. She taught me how, and mentioned there is folklore attached to the doll, based on her breasts and other features. These dolls were to ward off evil, and bring good fortune. I am looking for more specific information, but she was never given a name for them beyond "russian folk dolls".
Any good leads? They are so much fun to make, and I am planning on showing my girlfriends how they are made next weekend... I just wanted to be able to share more of the folklore.
Google is not proving to be very useful for me. I've been searching it for days.
excuse my mum's poor photography!!