Russia, hand carved and painted. Wooden set of 5 nesting BABUSHKA dolls. Height of the biggest doll is 18.8 cm or 7 3/8 inches. The first one signed by the artist.
These dolls are creations of a very skilled and passionate artist who has developed her own style which is very traditional. A SAMOVAR is a heated metal container traditionally used to heat and boil water in and around Russia.As well as in other Central. Countries, and in the Middle-East. Since the heated water is usually used for making tea. Many samovars have an attachment on the tops of their lids to hold and heat a teapot. Though traditionally heated with coal. Many newer samovars use electricity and heat water in a similar manner as an electric water boiler.
Samovars come in different body shapes: urn. A typical samovar consists of a body, base and chimney, cover and steam vent, handles, faucet and key, crown and ring, chimney extension and cap, drip-bowl, and teapots. A traditional samovar consists of a large metal container with a faucet near the bottom and a metal pipe running vertically through the middle.Samovars are typically crafted out of copper, brass, bronze, silver, gold, tin or nickel. The pipe is filled with solid fuel to heat the water in the surrounding container.
A small (6 to 8 inches) smoke-stack. Is put on the top to ensure draft. After the fire is off a teapot. Could be placed on top to be kept heated with the passing hot air. The teapot is used to brew the (zavarka), a strong concentrate of tea.
The tea is served by diluting this concentrate with kipyatok (boiled water) from the main container, usually at a ratio of about 10 parts water to one part tea concentrate, although tastes vary. It is particularly well-suited to tea-drinking in a communal setting over a protracted period. The Russian expression "to have a sit by samovar" means to have a leisurely talk while drinking tea from samovar.
This compares with the German Kaffeeklatsch. Turkish nargile culture or (superficially) with the Japanese tea ceremony.In everyday use it was an economical permanent source of hot water in older times. Various slow-burning items could be used for fuel, such as charcoal or dry pinecones. When not in use, the fire in the samovar pipe was faintly smouldering. When necessary, it was quickly rekindled with the help of bellows. Could be used for this purpose, there were bellows manufactured specifically for use on samovars. The samovar was an important attribute of a Russian household. Sizes and designs varied, from "40-pail" ones of 400 litres (100 US gallons) to 1 litre (1 US quart) size, from cylindrical to spherical, from plain iron to polished brass to gilt. In modern times, the samovar is mostly associated with Russian exotica and nostalgia, though they are also quite popular with Iranian immigrants and their descendants. Today electric samovars are available.
I also have more Russian dolls from this artist, in my shop. These sets are truly beautiful works of art, finished all round to the highest standard by one of the very best artists in Russia. A must have for Russian lovers and it would make an amazing and unique gift for any Occasion!! Please Check out my other items. Or better yet Be sure to add me to your favorites list.
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Smoke & Pet Free Item. The item "Russian nesting dolls 5 HAND PAINTED Samovar & tea drinking Matryoshka RYABOVA" is in sale since Monday, September 25, 2017. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls, Clothing & Accessories\Russian Dolls".
The seller is "tom3burma" and is located in Norwich. This item can be shipped worldwide.