Figures of three monkeys are known all over the world, symbolizing the Buddhist idea of non-doing evil and detachment. With closed ears, eyes and mouth, they say: "If I do not see evil, do not hear about evil and do not say anything about it, then I am protected from it." Such a figurine has long been considered an important talisman against evil spirits, troubles and misfortunes. We decided to combine two cultural traditions - the Russian nesting doll, which has become a symbol of folk art, and oriental wisdom. This matryoshka is completely handmade, the monkeys on it are painted in the style of Japanese figurines, which creates a cross between two cultures and makes this souvenir an excellent gift for your friends as a talisman and a wonderful piece of your 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.