Believe it or not, the prophets of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints can now be attained beautifully depicted on Russian nesting dolls. To hold one in your hand is impressive enough, but when it opens and you find another inside, and another, and another, each doll bringing to light the history of the LDS church through its leaders, one is truly captivated! Get all 16 prophets pictured on one nesting doll. Starting with present day Prophet Russel M. Nelson pictured on the largest doll, and ending with the Prophet Joseph Smith on the smallest doll, it has all of the other latter-day prophets grouped together on the five different sized dolls in between. Names and dates of service of each prophet are placed on the back of the appropriate doll.
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.