The graceful mute swan might be considered nature's poem; just to behold one of these elegant creatures gliding along water transports us beyond the mundane. Mating for life, the swan symbolizes fidelity and inspires romance. The Swan Song Matryoshka brings you a pair of swans in spring swimming together lovingly on the silver waters of a sparkling shore. These brilliant creatures look as though they could have stepped right out of W.B. Yeats's poem "The Wild Swans at Coole." As the doll opens into 5 pieces, the swans are seen in various hues of light and love, ending with the arrival of summer and a darling signet on the final wee piece. The perfect gift for lovers of birds, beauty, or ballet. The traditional Russian maiden wears a shawl of panoramic handpainted flowers.
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.