This classical Russian matryoshka offers symbols of hospitality and domesticity. The largest doll invites you to sit at the gold samovar, the uniquely Russian self-boiling teapot. And if it's time for tea, then we'll need some piroshki (provided by the 2nd doll), along with a jar of jam (4th doll). The smallest girl holds a yellow chicken and asks patiently for an egg so that we may also enjoy a pancake or two. The gold kokoshnik headdress is sparkly with glitter, and the back is as finely detailed as the front of this doll. By all standards, this is a good ol'matryoshka the would look lovely in anyone's kitchen. Stands 6 inches tall and is marked "Russia" in Russian on the bottom. Now that's authentic!
Production Techniques: Hand Painting. This nesting doll was carved in the Upper Volga region, the Russian center of nesting doll carving. The carved pieces were assembled, doll inside a doll, and 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 nesting doll quality, initialed by the artist, and dated like a true collectible. We can only hope you will give it a good home.