"Funny Family" Set of 5 Miniature Nesting Dolls
The "Funny Family" set consists of five nesting dolls dedicated to recall the old days. The dolls depict a family of a wealthy merchant of the tsarist Russia. The largest doll represents the head of the family. He is dressed in a colorful, rich outfit that consists of red pants and a blue vest. The father holds a crimson purse in his hand and has a golden watch on the chain in his pocket.
His wife is fond of cartomancy and plays solitaire. She holds a deck of cards and has a red polka-dotted scarf shawl on her head. The eldest son, that is the third nesting doll, reads a book. It is known that diligent students who came from wealthy families formed Russian intelligentsia. The elder daughter is busy with embroidery. She has a needle, a thread and a piece of beige fabric in her hands.
The smallest nesting doll depict the youngest child who is idle, but given the wealth of a happy family, can afford it. The set of five figurines depicting a merchant family can be presented to a friend who runs a business of his own or parents.
Through the years, nesting dolls have evolved to become a form of amazing folk art and a metaphorical representation of various themes and motifs in Russian history and culture. These wooden beauties became a part of the Russian national heritage, a symbol of motherhood and fertility of Mother Nature.
The well-known matryoshka is actually a set of dolls. Each doll presents a wooden figure which can be pulled apart to reveal a smaller figure of the same sort inside, which has, in turn, another figure inside, and so on. The smallest innermost doll is single-part. The number of nested figurines varies.
Nesting dolls often depict traditional cheerful girls in colorful dresses and bright scarf or shawls, families of all sorts, characters of Russian folk tales, singers and actors, popular Soviet and Russian political leaders. Painting motives bedazzle in their diversity and continue to comprise more and more new notions.
The Russian Souvenir store has a good selection of nesting dolls of different sizes and designs for you to choose from. Our website offers classic, as well as modern, or unusual nesting dolls for every taste and budget. A set of nesting dolls can be bought as an elegant interior decoration or as a present for a business partner or a foreign friend who will undoubtedly appreciate this precious gift. The matryoshka is also a good choice for a kid who will be fascinated by the wooden toy as several generations of kids before him or her.
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