The cradle is the source of beauty (the meaning of the cradle among peoples in the Altai world)

Synaru Alymkulova

The cradle is the source of beauty
(the meaning of the cradle among peoples in the Altai world)

(66th Annual Meeting of the PIAC Göttingen, 2024)

Annotation. This article examines the customs and rituals associated with placing a baby in the cradle, which from ancient times to the present day have played a huge role in the ingrained traditions of the human life cycle. The cradle is perceived in the minds of the Kyrgyz nomad as a talisman of a child, a dwelling within a dwelling, moving from the womb of the mother into the socio-cultural space under the auspices of Umai Ene.