What is the subject? What is he (cm) for?
In some ways, this item resembles a special spoon for making tea. Similar designs were common in Soviet times, of course, it is much easier to execute, and even now you can buy if you wish. The lid was opened, the tea leaves were poured inside, closed and dipped in a glass of boiling water.
There were such items before, in the old days, they were made of silver or cupronickel, and without proper care they were covered with nalt. Nowadays, these are made to order.
There is, in my opinion, a similarity with such a spoon:
Still, we managed to find information about this little thing, although as a person far from church rites, it was more difficult to do this.
It turns out that this item belongs to church utensils - the type of censer, censer.
The name of this thing - KATSEIA, which means a hand censer (somewhere I read another definition - a marching katsey).
Katseya is described as a censer made in the shape of a ladle with a long handle. In the old days, katsei were made of various materials: clay, iron, copper, silver and even stone.
At present, as follows from the description, katsei are used mainly by Old Believers. Although some Orthodox Christians use this subject during a divine service, which is held without a priest: for example, when they burn incense at their homes.
By the way, now you can make an order for the manufacture of katsey, only it will look completely different from what it used to be, and the cost of e will be very significant.
It looks like an ancient baby rattle, at one time these were in vogue :)
something for coals. or for a hookah - if Arabic. or something like a censer, if ours.
In ancient times, more than a century ago, in almost any house of Old Believers there was censer in other words "katseya"... Both laymen and monks, during the consecration of prayers, at festivals, as well as at funeral rites, censed their holy images.
Naturally, everything flows and everything changes. And these traditions are a thing of the past.
Therefore, in our time, many people believe that home censing is only a custom of non-popovtsy.
However, the existence of such a custom in antiquity is confirmed by the finds of censers in Guslitsa, and other Old Believer settlements.
Perhaps there are also those among us who remember how their grandmothers used to burn incense in their own homes and chapels.
The most ancient katsei on Of Russia were in the form of a bucket with a long handle.
It was only from the XNUMXth century that censes with chains appeared.
Only icons, but not people, are cured with katseya. You can put it just in front of the icons, or you can burn it, depicting a four-pointed cross.
This amazing thing, as I don’t remember its "last name", is intended for household hygiene purposes.
The lid opens and a bar of soap is put inside.
The lid closes and all this structure with the contents inside is put, hung up, lowered as you like, into a container for washing clothes.
The soap gradually dissolves and "saponifies" the water with the underwear.
This is done in order not to "poke" the soap all over the container, especially if the water in it is almost boiling water, that is, hot.
And as you know, soap in water will have to be caught for a very long time, it is a "dog", does not lend itself to capture, always strives to slip out of hands.
About my correctness, as I suppose, is evidenced by the fact that this household item is covered with scale, which can appear when, for example, it is present when boiling linen.
In shape, it reminded me of an item for brewing tea leaves, my mother has something like it. Tea leaves are poured inside and dropped into a glass. But here, I see, the holes are larger - everything will fall out. Nothing else comes to mind.