What would your first reaction be if this wild Alaskan Moose nesting doll showed up on your doorstep? Would you love it like so many of our matryoshka collectors? This small stocking-stuffer-sized doll pictures an Alaskan or Maine moose family on three nesting dolls. We make this doll with a blend of hand painting and decoupage at our studio in St. Petersburg, Russia. Collect all of our wild animal nesting dolls!
Please be advised this item currently has a SMALL STOCK ALERT. Inventory is below size listed and runs approximately 3" tall. All inventory shipped at this size will be billed at 10% below listed price. This ALERT will be removed when linden wood stock becomes available. Please understand that we will make every effort to fill your order with the 3.5" doll, however if this is not possible a price break and small stock alert will appear on your shipping invoice.
Production Techniques: Hand Painting/ Decoupage. This nesting doll was carved in the Upper Volga region, the Russian center of nesting doll carving. The carved pieced were assembled, doll inside a doll, then delivered to the Golden Cockerel workshop in St. Petersburg, Russia. Our artists first hand paint the background, then apply various detailed elements, such as faces, which we print on a very thin vinyl adhesive. Such elements are reproduced original works of art we make specifically for nesting doll design. It is the artist’s magic brush that blends the two forms of artwork together into a unified piece. 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.