When I found this doll at the Moscow marketplace, I knew instantly I’d found a keeper. The lovely Natalia G., working in Sergiev Posad, Russia, creates these distinctive fifteen-piece nesting dolls in her home studio. The relatively short but stout 6" doll is abundantly fertile, producing an amazing number of offspring as you open up the doll, and keep opening, and keep opening. A signature swirl of textured gold paint gives the doll a lively feel, Natalia, bent on consistent quality, sends her dolls off into the world with a lucky lady bug of approval on the forehead of the largest doll. And given the surprisingly affordable price, I have a feeling this will be a hard doll for us to keep in stock!