of our nesting dolls, this "Penguins" one is handcrafted
in the heart Russia. It was first handturned from linden wood and
then handpainted by a professional nesting doll artist who specializes
in animals painting. It is a typical nesting doll, and each smaller
piece of the set fits into the next larger one. Each doll is coated
with 3-5 layers of crystal clear lacquer, and the tallest one is signed
make a wonderful gift to any kid, especially a growing one as it may
be used as both a toy and a teaching tool.
ON NESTING DOLLS
tradition of painting pets, birds and poultry on nesting dolls is,
actually, as old as the nesting doll itself. The first Russian nesting
doll turned by Vassily Zviozdochkin and painted by Sergey Maliutin
contained 8 pieces: a girl with a black rooster was followed by a
boy and then by a girl again and so on. All figurines were different
from each other, the last one was a figurine of a baby wrapped in
diaper. Ever since then roosters and other poultry have been often
pictured on matryoshka dolls. It is important to emphasize that poultry
has always been treated a "pets" by both village and town children.
Chicks and ducklings are often pictured in the hands of children being
in the same nesting doll set with children holding kittens and puppies.
The matryoshka doll before you is an excellent example of a "pets
nesting doll". It will make a wonderful gift to any kid, especially
a growing one as it may be used as both a toy and a teaching tool.