No one knows when the first Matryoshka Dolls were made. However it is commonly thought that nested figures were first used by Chinese or Japanese monks. In any case Russian craftsmen have had a long tradition of making wooden objects that fitted into each other, such as Easter Eggs. The combination of the nesting eggs and figure became the Russian art form as we know it today.The classic Russian dolls are of a figure of a girl. They were named "Matryoshka" (Matreshka, Matrioshka) which is the traditional Russian name Matrena. In the year 1900 the Russian "Matryoshka" was awarded a medal at the Paris Exhibition of Applied Arts. Since then this lovely and entertaining art form has continued to win awards (and hearts) worldwide. Matryoshka is the most famous Russian souvenir, it is considered to be a phenomenon in the world culture, a puzzle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma, soul of Russia. The art of the Russian matryoshka is the most comprehensive account of the history, production, varieties, and creators of these charming nesting dolls. In their short-100 year history, these nesting dolls have become more than a popular souvenir or a folk craft; they are a medium for the talented Russian artist-entrepreneurs - and a symbol of Russian folk culture. This Russian art is so beautiful and interesting that you will wonder why you didn't start your collection earlier. In Kyoto there is a temple Daruma Dera that specializes in manufacturing the prototypes of nesting dolls. The figures of Daruma are from 5 cm to one meter tall. All these dolls are painted manually and each of them is unique in this aspect the ancestor of Russian matryoshka doll resembles its unique daughter. My customer's satisfaction is a priority to me! If you are not satisfied for ANY reason just contact me. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE NEGATIVE OR EVEN NEUTRAL FEEDBACK BEFORE TALKING TO ME. The item "Russian Matryoshka 10 pcs Traditional 25cm (Matreshka).
Handmade brand new 991" is in sale since Wednesday, June 10, 2015. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\By Type\Nesting". The seller is "fxrush" and is located in Moscow, RU. This item can be shipped worldwide.