Nobody knows the medicinal powers of honey like good Ole Mother Bear. Mrs. Nurse Bear, wearing a 3-D nurse hat and sporting 3-D ears and muzzle, is spooning out some of nature's gold to cure you of all your ills. If she alone fails, no worries! Open her up and find four more nurse bears ready to help. One has pen and clipboard in hand to take notes, while the next is ready to deliver up both red and blue pills (red for smiles, blue for laughter). There is yet another bear nurse ready to listen to your lungs with a stethoscope, while the wee little bear appears ready to assist with, yes, an enema. Hmmm – that Russian sense of humor pops up at the most unexpected places! Measuring to the top of the hat, the height of this matryoshka bear is nearly 8". The bottom is signed by the artist and stamped with Golden Cockerel's seal of quality. If a nurse has been good to take care of you, take care of her by gifting this adorable nurse gift.
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.