Collection of Latvian Charms

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150
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Collection of Latvian Charms
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The Collection of Latvian Charms, gathered from various places around Latvia, were submitted to the Archives of Latvian Folklore mostly in the 1920s and 1930s; a number of exhibits were also contributed after 1991. The collection consists mainly of original, small-format, handmade books, or also a copy or transcript of the original. The collection also includes compilations of charms submitted separately, and folk medicine recipes with instructions on how to use them.

The tradition of writing down charms in handmade books or notebooks was widespread in Latvia during the second half of the 19th century. This practice was related to the circulation of handwritten ‘Books of Heaven’, which were used to protect their holders or their holders’ houses from misfortune. Many of the books are similar in content, testifying to their common derivation. These books were said to have divine origins. Some came down to earth in the city of London, others through the intercession of the angel Michael; some expressed gratitude for miraculous salvation from death, such as in the case of Count Philip’s servant, who by miracle kept his head, or General Skobolev, who survived many battles. Some books also included lucky and unlucky days—when certain activities should be performed or avoided. The Charm books include a second section containing spells for treating various human and animal ailments—to staunch bleeding, to relieve pain, to cure ergotism, and others.

The Collection of Latvian Charms contains around 5000 items—mainly charms and folk medicine. Various private collectors have donated materials—school children, such as Pēteris Šmits from Rencēni, who donated his father’s book of charms; well–known historians, authors, and cultural workers—Vilis Cedriņš, Vilberts Krasnais, Arturs Heniņš, and others; and folklore researchers—Jānis Alberts Jansons, Baiba Krogzeme-Mosgorda, and Janīna Kursīte.

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#LFK-150-11Svēti vārdi
#LFK-150-22Vīveļu vārdicharms
Vīveļu vārdi
Vīveļu vārdi
#LFK-150-33Liesas vārdicharms
Glanders Charms
Liesas vārdi
#LFK-150-44Sāpes vārdiSāpju vārdi
Sāpju vārdi
#LFK-150-55Rozes vārdicharms
Snake Charms
Erysipelas
Čūsku vārdi
Rozes vārdi
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Vārdi čūsku nesatikt
#LFK-150-5b5bRozes vārdicharms
Erysipelas
#LFK-150-66Zagļu vārdicharms
Thief Charms
Zagļu vārdi
#LFK-150-77Debesu grāmatacharms
Book of Saint Michael
Unlucky Days
Holy Stories
#LFK-150-88Vārdošanacharms
Charming
Vārdošanas vārdi
#LFK-150-99Asins apturēšanas vārdicharms
narrative on usage of charms
Bleeding Charms
Asins apturēšanas vārdi
Runāt
Asins vārdi
#LFK-150-1010Asins apturēšanas vārdicharms
narrative on usage of charms
Bleeding Charms
Asins apturēšanas vārdi
Runāt
Jordāna
Asins vārdi
#LFK-150-1111Asins apturēšanas vārdicharms
narrative on usage of charms
Bleeding Charms
Asins apturēšanas vārdi
Runāt
Asins vārdi
#LFK-150-1212Asins apturēšanas vārdicharms
Bleeding Charms
Asins apturēšanas vārdi
3 Jumpravas
Jordāna
Asins vārdi
#LFK-150-1313Iecirtuma vārdicharms
narrative on usage of charms
Notch/ Cutting Charms
Pain Charms
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Svēta/ laimīga ir tā diena/ stunda
Iecirtuma vārdi
#LFK-150-1414Asins apturēšanas vārdicharms
narrative on usage of charms
Bleeding Charms
Asins apturēšanas vārdi
Darīt
Rakstīt
Sequences of Letters
Asins vārdi
#LFK-150-1515Asins/ sarkanās vainas vārdicharms
Bleeding Charms
Asins/sarkanās vainas vārdi
Jūdzes turp/ atpakaļ
Asins vārdi
#LFK-150-1616Priekš sirds asins apturēšanascharms
Sirds asins vārdi
3/9 Lilijas
Sirds asins vārdi
#LFK-150-1717Asins vārdicharms
Bleeding Charms
Asins apturēšanas vārdi
Sator
Asins vārdi
#LFK-150-1818Priekš sirds asins apturēšanascharms
narrative on usage of charms
Sirds asins vārdi
Darīt
Runāt
Sirds asins vārdi
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