Our authentic Russian nesting dolls now depict a beloved American classic. Loveable Raggedy Ann, heroine of Johnny Gruelle's children's stories written decades ago, gets into all kinds of mischief from one story to the next, while her virtues of love and kindness see her safely to the end. One of the first ever officially licensed nesting dolls, this matryoshka depicts Raggedy Ann in four of her favorite outfits, with the fifth doll depicting her candy heart, so emblematic of her spirit. Golden Cockerel is pleased to bring you this historic combination of Russian tradition and classic Americana; it's a nesting doll that will win a special place in 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.
Copyright Simon & Schuster, Inc. Licensed by United Media. Raggedy Ann and Andy and associated characters are trademarks of Simon & Schuster, Inc. www.SimonSays.com. This product was officially licensed and now is discontinued.