Belts-pojasochki - these elements join in a suit for various reasons. The belt, a belt - this accessory so favourite by modern women of fashion had earlier absolutely other value, and not one. The belt was also the mute certificate of the social status and a prosperity, and оберегом, served as an attraction for inhabitants from the world of spirits and simultaneously protected from them. There was it both a pride subject, and means for ever to dishonour the person.
The mankind for all time of the existence thought out hundreds ways to protect itself from danger - in a course there were bludgeons, spears, swords and guns. But it is protection against an animal, yes from a colleague-person. And how to be with потусторонними forces in which many quite modern citizens till now trust? From them a bludgeon you will not wave away, other methods were necessary. Certainly, it was possible to call the priest, to sprinkle the house with sacred water, to descend in church. But, as they say, for the God hope, yes itself not плошай. Long since at the most different people it was led in quality оберега to use a belt. The vicious circle, образуемый a belt, protected from evil spirit, from a malefice and damage. Подпоясанного and the demon was afraid of the wanderer, and леший could not win. In XVIII century educated, apparently, medical books where means from all illnesses, and also influence of magical force specified a belt, вязанный from woollen threads and put on a naked body were published. By the way, at many ethnoses carrying of two belts - one top, visible for everything, and the second secret, носимый on the bottom clothes or under it, the main talisman and the keeper was accepted. Russian women gave red belts to husbands on purpose to prevent them приворот competitors yes to save from a malefice. Ukrainians tied with a belt an aspen and, пошептав special plot, cured a family of illnesses. And the people коми considered, that at visit to the house of a stranger all boys should be подпоясаны - otherwise, they are waited by misfortune and death. So if the unexpected visitor found someone from members of a family распоясанным, after its leaving the clarification ceremony was urgently made. Several centuries ago Moslems and славянки Serbia, wishing to become pregnant, were twisted with a belt connected from threads with which they before it tied temple walls (who churches who mosques). And livestock tried to keep by means of plots on belts, and in other Belarus and Polish villages the bought cattle specially translated through a belt laying before a shed, whispering plot on a habit to a new place.
The belt played one more, not less important role - since times of the Ancient Greece preserved calmness of men. How? The notorious belt of fidelity, stories about which are more similar now to a legend, really existed. However, Greeks surrounded with it slaves - held far away from temptations, but with a view of to keep chastity, and for more banal reasons. The pregnant slave could not perform heavy work, here and all сказ. The Same during same times was made by souteneurs with the wards, but is already faster for the full control over earnings. There were legends about the crusaders chaining the wives by iron belts of fidelity and easy leaving for multimonthly crusades much later, but it and has not found material acknowledgement. Only later, in XV century in composition Конрада of the Kaiser background Эйштатта meets not only a mention of a fidelity belt, but even an illustration of this adaptation, using which noble мужи Florence, Rome, Venice were preserved against a change shame. Similar products have received a wide circulation only in XVI-XVII centuries since opening of America has brought not only the new earths, but also new illnesses. Fidelity belts are stored in some European museums - silver, gold, metal - depending on financial possibilities of the customer and a measure of its matrimonial love. In Bergamo, for example, locked in a belt of fidelity of twelve years girls - the key from a belt was solemnly handed over молодожену as the certificate of cleanliness of the bride. However, custom to chain wives in belts soon itself has got rid. No, customs are not become easier. Simply artful handicraftsmen have quickly seen, that it is possible to do not one key, and two - the second for a double payment gave to the spouse or its lover.
By the way, the knights of medieval England far with experiences of the southern neighbours, a belt carried as a sign of man's and knightly valour. The love to jewels at Englishmen of those times was so unreasonable, that Edward 111 had even to publish the special decree forbidding acquisition of foreign jewelry and their carrying. Only two subjects of a man's toilet have not been mentioned by an interdiction: a knightly belt and a sheath for a sword. To knights remains nothing how to throw all possibilities in this direction - belts of those times weigh on some kg, and all thanks to abundance of gold and jewels.
As to women at all times belts played the important role wedding ceremonies. With their help of the girl guessed on the groom, the belt was given by parents or matchmakers. On the bride, depending on the country, the special ceremonial belt was put on by the father, the Godfather or girl-friends. At all people the belt meant indestructibility of the union but who would not put on it, remove a belt from the wife after wedding the husband could only.