In some parts of the United Kingdom, it’s considered lucky to see a chimney sweep on your wedding day. Who wouldn’t want to see these smiling lads with jaunty hats? Each holds a different item: an orange cat, lantern, chimney brush, ladder, and gray kitten. They are sure to win your heart.
Production Techniques: Hand Painting/ Decoupage. This doll was carved in the Upper Volga region, then delivered to the Golden Cockerel workshop in St. Petersburg, Russia. Our artists first hand paint the background, then apply various detailed elements, such as faces, which we print on a very thin vinyl adhesive. Such elements are reproduced original works of art we make specifically for nesting doll design. It is the artist’s magic brush that blends the two forms of artwork together into a unified piece. Finally we baptize each doll in multiple layers of non-toxic water-based lacquer to make a marvelous matryoshka that will delight children and collectors. The bottom of the largest doll gets stamped with Golden Cockerel’s “Made in Russia” mark of quality, initialed by the artist, and dated like a true collectible. We can only hope you will give it a good home. “You cannot write in a chimney with charcoal.” -Russian Proverb