"Profession" Set of Miniature Nesting Dolls
It is commonly known that the selection of the scene to be depicted on nesting dolls is within the competence of the artist. Nesting dolls depict anything and anyone from holy martyrs to insects. "Profession" sets are devoted to professionals in different spheres. This very set depicts defenders of the Fatherland.
The biggest nesting doll represents a silver-haired major general in the uniform. He carries a leather map-case with a map of the area covered with red arrows. He knows for sure when and where the battle will take place. The second figurine is a young colonel with a gun. He is used to combat conditions and he is sneering, being absolutely sure in the victory. A soldier in the light green uniform is restrict beyond years.
The "Profession" set can be presented to any person serving in the Russian army or to a foreign officer in order to differ between Russian military insignia.
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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