Fairy tale artist Irina Kummer captures the Russian troika, or three-horse sleigh, and fills this piece with Russian flavor. The charming horse-drawn sleigh glides past a Russian Orthodox church with golden onion domes on a blustery winter night. Kummer skillfully blends hand painting with reproductions of her original paintings to produce a detailed doll at a great price. A great addition to any nesting doll collection.
Production Techniques: Hand Painting/ Decoupage. This doll was carved in the Upper Volga region, 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 quality, initialed by the artist, and dated like a true collectible. We can only hope you will give it a good home.