This stunning, original orca nesting doll takes me right back to my US National Parks tour of Kenai Fjords National Park out of Seward, Alaska. In addition to seeing glaciers calve into the sea, we sailed around Resurrection Bay looking exactly for all the Alaskan wildlife you see on this whale watching nesting doll. Artist Irina Kummer hand paints this doll from beginning to end to satisfy the purists among our collectors. Find killer whales, humpbacked whales, and dolphins on this striking matryoshka doll. The colorful sunset even reminds me of the one we saw overlooking the bay from our hike on Marathon Mountain. In fact, I'll have to admit this doll does a great job of capturing many memories from my trip to Alaska. Do your whale watching from the comfort of your Russian doll collection!
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.