Russian Nesting Dolls
Below is our selection of Nesting Dolls hand made in Russia. Perfect for any seasonal decoration, our Russian Stacking Dolls come in either 3 pieces or 5 pieces and have a variety of themes, like Santa Claus, Easter, Fairy Tales, Halloween, and much more. No art form is as synonymous with Russia as the traditional "Matreshka" or "nested doll". Even though this popular artistic expression is now made in no fewer than 16 countries, it is generally agreed that the finest Matreshka in the world are made in Russia, and G.DeBrekht Artistic Studios is recognized as the foremost maker of this famous examples of traditional folk art. The Matreshka had its origins in the villages of Russia many generations ago, when grandfathers carved the oval, oblong doll from a single block of wood, then carefully made each smaller doll from the core of the larger doll. The number of dolls and amount of details in a Matreshka measures its value, since each doll must be individually crafted and hand painted. Doll sets can be as few as two or three, up to 10, 30 or more. The finest multi-doll sets are often found in museums and rare folk art collections. The infinitely fine brush strokes and layers of watercolors and/or acrylics combine to create a breathtakingly beautiful Russian nested doll set. Some sets are so intricately painted that an artist working a month or more to complete the set. For centuries, the Matreshka has portrayed Russia through its village culture. Now, the finest examples of this heritage are found as part of Russia Collection by G.DeBrekht Artistic Studios.