The Zagorsk Toy Workshop supplied us with their distinct style of nesting dolls for decades, but alas, has gone the way of numerous other workshops and stopped painting matryoshkas. Their bold red/blue/yellow/green pattern of primary colors has been adopted by independent artisans living in Sergiev Posad, near the Zagorsk Workshop. This doll is a lovely case in point. The smiling Zagorsk girl has been carried forward in this 5-piece doll. The top doll is motherly, holding a matryoshka baby of her own, while the second doll in offers a bowl of piroshki. Golden Cockerel is pleased to keep the old Zagorsk matryoshka alive; add her to your collection and smile like a Russian doll yourself!
Production Techniques: Hand Painting. This nesting doll was carved in the Upper Volga region, the Russian center of nesting doll carving. The carved pieces were assembled, doll inside a doll, and then delivered to the Golden Cockerel workshop in St. Petersburg, Russia. Our artists painstakingly hand paint every detail, beginning with backgrounds and moving to the finer elements that require a brush of very select Siberian squirrel hair. It is daunting to think of the time and talent invested in each of the nesting pieces! 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.