This beautifully and richly hued Polkhovski Maidan babushka nesting doll has 10 pieces. Each doll inside a doll features a lavish flower décor in an array of bright colors sure to please. From the Volga region of Russia, she comes from a long tradition dedicated to the hand production of wooden dolls. If you’re looking for BIG doll on a small budget, this doll would fit the bill: she makes an elegant gift or addition to any home.
The Polkhovski Maidan matryoshka is clearly related in style to her Semenov sister. The Maidan rose she carries is tied to local legend. As the story goes, Alenka, an inspired young lady from Maidan, led an uprising against the czar, was burned mercilessly at the stake, and buried near her home. The Maidan rose is said to have grown upon her grave, and thus found its way into the motifs of the village’s work, a symbol of Maidan’s independent spirit.
This doll comes in a variety of styles--no two are alike. Surprise is part of the fun!