Specially imported Russian Dolls set, consisting of 10 dolls, depicting the Fairytale story of Puss in Boots. The Dolls are varnished and are of the highest quality, hand painted by Russian Artist. The largest doll is 22.5cm (9inch), smallest 2cm (1.3inches).
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The famous Russian nesting dolls, or Matryoshkas, are made in Russia since the 1880's. Twist dolls open and more and more dolls appear. Russian Matryohka Dolls are hand painted and therefore have slight variations, the images shown are of a particular set we had (or have) in stock. Silver Birch or Lime Trees are used for the wood.
Background information and links:
Go to Wikipedia for more background information, click here, or to:
Puss in Boots Story website, click here.
The principle of Matryoshka, as a set of nested dolls was borrowed from ancient Japan. A Russian merchant once brought to Moscow a bone-carved image of a Japanese sage called Fukuruma which nested several other images inside thus symbolising the everlasting chain of life.
Nowadays there are three centres of production of original Matryoshkas, Sergiev Posad near Moscow and Semenov and Gorodetz both Nizhny Region.
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