Prince Ivan obtains a feather, a princess, and more adventure than he bargained for when he sets out to catch the elusive Fire Bird. This Fire Bird nesting doll was designed by Irina Kummer, one of our best-selling artists. She pulls from the Palekh lacquer box tradition in her choice of background colors and fairy tale artistic styles. The red tones accented with gold scroll work really make the doll come alive. And the fire bird theme is one of the most popular in Russian folklore. This winning combination makes for a matryoshka that has been a perennial favorite among collectors for years. Your quest to catch the fire bird ends here: we stand ready for quick delivery of this quality 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.