Christmas Tree Pins
- Hand Painted
Dolls (set of 5)
Item code #7108
Availability: sold out
- Beautiful set of Russian
Nesting Dolls (Matryoshkas).
- This set includes 5
handcrafted and hand painted dolls.
- This set makes a great gift
for collectors of all ages.
- It also can be used as a
toy for any child of 3 and up.
- The kids love counting
dolls, putting them in each other and taking them out.
- The size of the biggest
doll is 6"tall.
- MADE FROM
REAL Linden WOOD.
- Non Toxic.
- VERY NICE!
Matryoshkas date from 1890. The story
goes that Sergei Maliutin, a painter
from a folk crafts workshop in the
Abramtsevo estate of a famous Russian
industrialist and patron of arts Savva
Mamontov, saw a set of
Japanese wooden dolls representing
Shichi-fuku-jin, the Seven Gods of
Fortune. Inspired, Maliutin drew
sketch of a Russian version of the toy.
It was carved by Vasiliy Zvezdochkin in
a toy workshop in
- Sergiyev Posad and
painted by Sergei Maliutin. It consisted
of eight dolls; the outermost was a girl
in an apron,
- then the dolls alternated
between boy and girl, with the innermost
– a baby.
1900, M.A. Mamontova, the wife of Savva
Mamontov, presented the dolls at the
World Exhibition in Paris
- and the toy
earned a bronze medal. Soon, many other
places in Russia started making matryoshka of various
Modern artists create many new styles of
nesting dolls. Today, many talented
Russian artists specialize
- in painting
themed matryoshka dolls that feature
specific categories of subjects, people