PartNumber: nds10021 10'' Set of 10 Traditional Semenov Russian Nesting Dolls Matryoshka This beautiful wooden lacquered dolls are hand painted by a professional artist in a traditional Russian style. Russian craftsmen had a long tradition going back to the beginning of century of creating hand painted Matryoshkas nesting dolls.
10" (H) Largest Doll
Linden Wood, Lacquer
Made in Russia
The manufacturing of Russian nesting dolls is a very specific process. These dolls, made famous in the late 19th century, are still one of the most classic of all Russian art pieces, though they were meant to be toys. The production of them today is the same as it was years ago. Each of the dolls comes from the same block of wood. The artisan cuts the block of wood into two pieces. Then, the top and the bottom pieces of the wood are cut off. The process continues until there is just a small amount of wood left. The manufacturing of Russian nesting dolls then continues with the carving of each into an oval shape. After carving them out, the pieces come to life when painted flawlessly. WARNING* Choking hazard * Not recommended for kids under 3 years due to small parts inside.