Matryoshka Nesting Dolls

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Matryoshka Nesting Dolls

The Matryoshka dolls are painted to look like “babushka” or a traditional Russian woman.
These stackable wooden dolls are a very popular Russian souvenir. They are typically a set of seven wooden dolls of decreasing size, which fit inside of one another. Each of the dolls splits into half at the centre to reveal another smaller doll nested within it.
The traditional nesting doll is mostly round in shape and beautifully painted to resemble a pretty faced peasant woman dressed in a fancy sarafan costume, which is a traditional Russian garment.
The head of the doll is also usually covered to protect her from the harsh Russian winters. The word ‘matryoshka’, in Russian literally means “little matron”. It’s also
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