Wow! This dolls really stands out as an exceptional piece, even in a crowd of matryoshkas. The brightly colored artwork reminds one of the age-old lubok patterns of pre-literary Russia, and is definitive of a region along the Northern Dvina River. There, the artisans decorate all sorts of household vessels, plates, etc., with this fanciful floral pattern dominated by rich teals, oranges, reds, and yellows, always on a white background. It is a dream of a matyroshka: winter’s fields are covered with a blanket of snow, when suddenly spring breaks forth with a fury of longed-for flowers and colors, like carnival or fireworks.
This Northern Dvina folk art nesting doll radiates joy, and brings with her a distinct, unforgettable flavor from a distant realm. Add her to your collection and savor the joy!