Out in the frozen Russian countryside, a winter wonderland, the swans become ballerinas and dance passionately to the enchantment and magic of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake score. This lovely matryoshka doll captures it all! The cobalt blue of the deep winter's frozen night is offset by the sparkle of moonlight on the snow and ice. As you unnest this seven-piece doll, the dancers strike different positions, leaping and twirling about the ice like skaters.
Irina Kummer hand paints the background of this doll at the Golden Cockerel workshop in St. Petersburg. Her dancers are digitally captured, then printed and applied through high-tech decoupage. This results in a magnificent nesting doll at an affordable price. Treat your favorite ballerina to the nesting doll of her dreams!
Production Techniques: Hand Painting/ Decoupage. This nesting doll was carved in the Upper Volga region, the Russian center of nesting doll carving. The carved pieced were assembled, doll inside a doll, 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 nesting doll quality, initialed by the artist, and dated like a true collectible. We can only hope you will give it a good home.