Traditional Semenov dolls are a study in graphic simplicity, a folk style that has endured over the decades. Maybe that is why author Corrine Demas Bliss wrote her book The Littlest Matryoshka about a Semeov doll. This 6-piece doll is Golden Cockerel's version of the doll that matches the matryoshka in the book. It is not the common Semenov doll you can find just anywhere, but has Golden Cockerel’s extra attention to detail and quality. Most importantly, we produce this doll with paints that have been tested and verified as child-safe, meeting all CPSIA requirements. Because we produce this doll in our own workshop, we can vouch for its toy safety compliance. A great first nesting doll for young collectors. We highly recommend pairing it with the book The Littlest Matryoshka, sold separately.