This authentic Russian nesting doll is a most unique Celtic gift idea. An Irish step dancer, a spry leprechaun with his pot of gold, an Irish angel, a claddagh wedding ring, and a shamrock all make this matryoshka doll as Celtic as they come. A wonderful St. Patrick's Day gift, or creative Irish gift for any occasion. A great matryoshka for spring.
Production Techniques: Hand Painting. This doll was carved in the Upper Volga region, then delivered to the Golden Cockerel workshop in St. Petersburg, Russia. Our artists painstakingly hand paint every detail, beginning with backgrounds and moving to the finer elements that require a brush of very select Siberian squirrel hair. It is daunting to think of the time and talent invested in each of the nesting pieces! 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.
“If I must drown, better the open sea than the village puddle.” –Russian Proverb