Got soccer? If teaching a child to count is your goal, our European football matryoshka will help you score. 5 soccer players nest together and each one has a different numbered jersey. The largest doll has the number 1 and when you open him up, you'll find players 2, 3, 4, and 5 nested inside. Counting has never been so much fun! Each player has a unique hair color and his own soccer ball. As is typical with soccer, the goalie wears a jersey different in color from his teammates. This fun doll is sure to score points with your youngsters! There's nothing that goes together better than kids and soccer. Good sportsmanship and great customer service is always our goal.
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.