Nesting dolls

We are glad to offer you one of the most popular Slavic toy-souvenir called Matrioshka.
People sometimes call it nesting doll , babushka or Dedushka and also most of them think that it is traditional Russian souvenir. In some point it is true. The center of making this interesting toy locates in Russia, but just a few people know that Matrioshka has Japanese or Chineese roots and the idea of making wooden nesting doll was known much earlier then year 1890 (official birth in Russia). And one more interesting fact is that it was male doll first!! However since the end of XIX-th century first Russian Matrioshka appeared. It was a portrait of a nice girl and every next smaller one was not a copy but very similar piece .
The center of making these dolls was small Russian town called Sergiev Posad.
Later on, in Soviet times production of matrioshka had serious state support
After the Soviet Union’s breaking artists could finally work as private businessmen and create absolutely different style nesting dolls. Making of matrioshka finally became a real art. Hope , here you find some interesting pieces for your collection .

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