Mention Russia and what do you think of? Matryoshka dolls and Russian ballet? Combine those two answers and you get this lovely Russian matryoshka featuring Russian dancers in performance. The Swan Lake blue of the doll, with lovely floral accents, will enchant you even before the curtain rises. The elegance of the Russian dancers will inspire your ballerina soul, and the overall quality and workmanship of this nesting doll will please the collector in you. We guarantee your satisfaction.
This doll is produced at the Golden Cockerel workshop using a combination of hand painting and decoupage. The banner below the ballet dancers on the first doll reads "Russian Ballet".
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.