This intricately painted Mitten Story Nesting Doll depicts the Ukrainian/Russian story of the mitten. As the story goes, a fellow loses his mitten, and several animals manage to get inside -- a bear, a rabbit, a wolf, a mouse, and a fox. What’s hard to tell from the photograph of this item is that the black background of the doll is in the shape of a mitten, as seen from the back. So the scenes on the dolls are taking place inside the mitten -- the animals have tea and play music in the mitten, etc. Folksy and fun, this charming story doll will be a prize to the one who owns it.