This hand turned, pinkish/burgandy 3 piece nesting doll stands approximately 4" tall and features landmarks of St. Petersburg, Russia; The Savior on the Spilt Blood Cathedral, Peter and Paul Fortress and the Bronze Horseman Monument. Hand painted flowers and a flourish of gold bring this little matryoshka to life.
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 like a true collectible. We can only hope you will give it a good home.