Bundled up for winter, this charming Water Carrier Classical Nesting Doll has a bucket tightly gripped in her mittened hand. Perhaps she is bringing water to her favorite horse or goat. Life is hard in the countryside, especially in the winter. Good to have a black cat to accompany you to the well (did you notice the little feline on the 4th doll?). The matyroshka provides a lovely canvass for romanticizing peasant folk culture. This country maid has cheeks that are red from the cold so hurry and bring this find inside!
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.