June 26, 2011

Darling Matryoshka Doll

Lots of my crafter friends adore matryoshka doll. So am i. Who am i kidding ?! These beautiful dolls are reminds me of a mother and her cute little daughters.

Matryoshka doll is a Russian nesting doll.

A set of Matryoshka dolls consist of a wooden figure which can be pulled apart to reveal another figure of the same sort inside. It has in turn another figure inside, and so on. The number of nested figures is usually six or more. The shape is mostly cylindrical, rounded at the top for the head and tapered towards the bottom, but little else.

The dolls have no extremities, (except those that are painted).

The true artistry is in the painting of each doll, which can be extremely elaborate. The theme is usually peasant girls in traditional dress, but can be almost anything; for instance, fairy tales or Soviet leaders.

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