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Various legends about the origin of wooden dolls ...

Matryoshka embody national characteristics and become a traditional Russian souvenirs.


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Tales and truth about wooden Matryoshka dolls.

You may know this Nesting dolls we do have on offer here also by its other names as Matreshka, Matryona, Russian wooden nesting dolls, Babushka dolls, or stacking dolls!

You may find so many idioms for Matryoshka dolls, because as rich as the Russian language is, there are many variants and translations which will generate different names like Matreshka, Matryona, Matrena and so on. All those names stay for Russian wooden nesting dolls or stacking dolls, in many forms and fashions. Various legends are around about the origin of Russian Matryoshka dolls... please note: We created our toys from linden wood, like those stacking dolls. We paint our wooden dolls by hand. It`s our tradition of preserving Russian art style, traditions, and carving art flair. A handcrafted Nesting Doll is surely one of the best gift you can present to someone or yourself.


Matreshka doll 5pc Nesting doll Russian Matryoshka
SKU: 005_001 US$ 58.90USD
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Matreshka doll 5pc
Nesting doll
Russian Matryoshka
   
Matryoshka 5pc stacking doll Matryona
SKU: 005_002 US$ 58.90USD
(1 Variants and views.)
Matryoshka 5pc
stacking doll
Matryona
   
Matryoshka 5 pcs Father Frost
SKU: 005_003 US$ 108.50USD
(2 Variants and views.)
Matryoshka 5 pcs
Father Frost
   
Matryoshka 5 pcs Sailor 10 см
SKU: 005_004 US$ 6.90USD
(1 Variants and views.)
Matryoshka 5 pcs
Sailor
10 см
   
 
Matryoshka doll 5pc Sailor NORD 10 см
SKU: 005_005 US$ 14.25USD
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Matryoshka doll 5pc
Sailor NORD
10 см
   
Matryoshka 5 pcs Clown 3.9 inches
SKU: 005_006 US$ 7.25USD
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Matryoshka 5 pcs
Clown
3.9 inches
   
Matreshka doll 5pc Nesting doll with samovar
SKU: 005_007 US$ 7.25USD
(1 Variants and views.)
Matreshka doll 5pc
Nesting doll
with samovar
   
Matreshka doll 5pc Nesting doll with bread and salt
SKU: 005_008 US$ 7.25USD
(1 Variants and views.)
Matreshka doll 5pc
Nesting doll
with bread and salt
   
 
Matreshka doll 5pc Nesting doll with balalaika
SKU: 005_009 US$ 7.25USD
(1 Variants and views.)
Matreshka doll 5pc
Nesting doll
with balalaika
   
Matreshka doll 5pc Nesting doll with apple
SKU: 005_010 US$ 7.25USD
(1 Variants and views.)
Matreshka doll 5pc
Nesting doll
with apple
   
Matreshka doll 5pc Nesting doll Chicken in a basket
SKU: 005_011 US$ 7.25USD
(1 Variants and views.)
Matreshka doll 5pc
Nesting doll
Chicken in a basket
   
Matreshka doll 5pc Nesting doll theme churches
SKU: 005_012 US$ 15.50USD
(2 Variants and views.)
Matreshka doll 5pc
Nesting doll
theme churches
   
 
Matreshka keychains assortiment
SKU: 005_013 US$ 1.25USD
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Matreshka
keychains assortiment
   
Matreshka doll 5pc Nesting doll Tea time
SKU: 005_014 US$ 7.25USD
(1 Variants and views.)
Matreshka doll 5pc
Nesting doll
Tea time
   
Matreshka doll 7pc Nesting doll Garden fruits
SKU: 005_100 US$ 52.00USD
(1 Variants and views.)
Matreshka doll 7pc
Nesting doll
Garden fruits
   
Matreshka doll 7pc Nesting doll Garden fruits
SKU: 005_101 US$ 52.00USD
(1 Variants and views.)
Matreshka doll 7pc
Nesting doll
Garden fruits
   
 
Stacking dolls 7pc Matryoshka doll Garden fruits
SKU: 005_102 US$ 52.00USD
(1 Variants and views.)
Stacking dolls 7pc
Matryoshka doll
Garden fruits
          



History of Matryoshka dolls (Russian wooden nesting doll, or stacking dolls).

True is that Matryoshka dolls embody national characteristics and did become a traditional Russian souvenirs. Stories like the story that those stacking dolls appeared -- called Matryoshka -- 1890 in Mamontov`s workshop, at Abramtsevo in the vicinity of Sergiev Posad. Prototype doll figure was a bald old man called Fukurumu hiding an entire family of dolls. This Fukuruma toy was brought from the island of Honshu to the owner of the Abramtsevo Art school where Mammoth was patron of artists, poets and traditional art creators. Now this estate is an Art State museum at Abramtsevo. The Fukurumu figure is nowadays kept at a museum at Sergiev Posad. The first know artist creating such nesting dolls (S. I. Mamontov) might have had real no idea which new Russian cultural revolution were created by his work. Matryoshka`s are enriching Russian culture and are today an integral part of Russian Art tradition and Russian life style.
Art masters long ago already sharpened linden Easter eggs, and other toys and put them into one another, and that`s the idea of any stacking doll. One of the best artists of Sergiev Posad W. Zvezdochkin is known to have been creating wooden nesting dolls, and another famous artist, a connoisseur of antiquities S. Malyutin painted it in extraordinary fine Russian art style. The result was a round-faced girl in a simple village clothes, named (very common at the time) - Matrona (mother), affectionately Matryoshka. The Matryoshka (often also called as Matreshka, Matryona, Matryoshka, or Russian wooden nesting doll, Babushka dolls, or stacking dolls) is surely one of the top famous Russian toys known to almost everybody around the globe, presenting in unique style the soul of Russia, and old Russian art presented via fairy tales. Russian nesting dolls presents the history and culture of Russia in its own way. Original Matryoshkas (nesting dolls) handmade by our Russian Artists in Russia are easy to identify, and easily to separate from mechanic created copies produced in many non-Russian countries, as the original Matreshka is hand carved, painted by hand, and has a phenomenal flair and positive aura.
Since old times child`s toy like stacking dolls, are very expressive, created in many different versions of these toys. Matryoshka mirrors national characteristics and becomes a traditional Russian souvenir during the last 100 years. Matryoshka dolls have become the object of interest for collectors, researchers and also artists. Demand for stacking doll toys grew with each passing year. In 1900, the first nesting dolls hit the World Exhibition in Paris and received universal recognition. At the early 20th century, reports shown a great demand for stacking dolls toys like Matryoshka puppets abroad. Orders were received from more as 14 countries shortly after the Paris Exhibition.
Great demand for stacking dolls has led entrepreneurs of foreign countries to produce wooden toys in Russian style. Already in 1890 the Russian consul reported from Germany that the Nuremberg firm Albert Gerh and Turner Johannes Wilde forges Russian nesting dolls. This is not surprising, since Nuremberg from 15th century was known as one of the main centers for production of wooden toys. For German art and toy masters it a good way to improve its sales possibilities with new items, even if it were only copies of our Russian art. Until now many stacking dolls and other wooden Russian toys are faked, and often created from cheap plastic, not handcrafted, and not as we do it from linden wood only!


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