'Winter Outfit' 'Set of 5 Miniature Nesting Dolls
The "Winter Outfit" set consists of five figurines depicting a village family, well prepared for winter colds. The largest nesting doll, the height of which is 18 centimeters (7 inches), is represented by a round-faced wife. She has brown hair, covered with a warm scarf shawl. The wife wears a sheepskin coat, adorned with blue fur, from under which the hem of a green dress is seen.
Her husband wears a deerskin cap, a blue scarf and a brown fur coat. The eldest daughter, portrayed on the third nesting doll, is dressed as her mother, but she decided to wear a bright pink cap under the scarf shawl. The fourth nesting doll is a younger daughter who is wrapped in a dark red scarf shawl. The smallest doll depicts a son who wears a white hat and a bright red scarf.
The set can be put on a shelf in the hallway, or presented to friends who decided to survive a winter in the country.
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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