It is really weird for onlookers: decrepit old women with wild whooping shred a doll. The doll’s clothes flocks and last year’s straw are flying right and left and soon this all will be over. The old women will go back home with a daubed head of the doll. According to an old popular belief they have just provided rich crop for the next year.
This is how ends a complicated ritual of Stroma’s funerals that has been celebrated in Shutilovo village in Nizhny Novgorod region since the beginning of time.
Each year old women dress up a doll and then they shred it and blow around in a field. They say that in the place of a doll there used to be a real man …