A special version of our "Engagement Doll" - the three pieces of this matryoshka spell out "Ya Tebya Lyublyu" ("I love you" in Russian). It offers a unique way to present a small gift, such as a diamond ring or one of our beautiful enamel egg pendants. The innermost doll opens to reveal the perfect place for a tiny treasure. A great gift for your favorite Russian, language student, or world traveler. Makes a great Valentine's Day gift, too! She will be surprised and pleased.
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.