The Amish are a group of traditional Christians from Germany. Their language is Pennsylvania Dutch and German is a dialect. For many years, people have seen them as secluded communities living in their own world and creating reality, far from our current era.
The Amish strictly follow the teachings in Ordnung. Ordnung is the German word for “order”, which is a set of rules that govern the way of life of the Amish and Mennonites. These communities live simple lifestyles and are known for their simple dress and avoidance of modern technology.
Although the Amish people seem to be a peaceful group, you may not know some hidden facts about their culture. Let’s take a look at the Amish traditions that you won’t believe in.
Today I want to share the traditional Faceless Toys of the Amish
Most of the toys on the shelf at your local toy store have a face and some sense of individuality. But Amish toys are actually faceless. It does seem weird, but they have reasons as to why they keep their toys faceless. Their way of life is not influenced by the vanity that other communities may be exposed to.
Amish parents want their children to learn that God loves them as they are, and it does not matter how they look. The faceless toys serve to train the children, especially girls, not to be obsessed by looks. The toys have clothing similar to what Amish wear, and they may be made by hand or sewn by machines.