One of the most remarkable experiences I've ever had was cruising along the Alaskan coastline and coming upon a pod of orca whales. It was breathtaking to see each whale breach and blow, large and small, a whole family of huge killer whales frolicking in the frigid waters. Such an experience must have inspired this orca pod nesting doll. The rugged Chugach mountains rise from the blue waters, while the towering dorsal fins of the remarkable killer whales cut the waters in the moonlight below. If you've ever encountered one of these overgrown dolphins, you'll treasure this classy matryoshka doll as the embodiment of a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Let it take you back to your Alaskan cruise, to Glacier Bay, to Seward, or the Bering Straight.
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.