Increase traffic to your listing with Auctiva's FREE Scrolling Gallery. Russian, hand carved and painted.Wooden set of 5 nesting BABUSHKA dolls. Height of the biggest doll is 13.5 cm or 5 5/16 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.
Is a fictional character who in some Slavic cultures plays a role similar to that of Santa Claus. The literal translation of the name would be "Grandpa Frost", although the name is often translated as "Father Frost". Ded Moroz is said to bring presents to children, however, unlike the secretive Santa Claus, the gifts are often delivered "in person", at New Year's Eve parties and other New Year celebrations.
The "in-person" gifts usually occur at organized celebrations at kindergartens or schools and at circus performances around New Year time where the gifts can be standardized. Various agencies provide Ded Moroz visits to families and offices. In such cases specific gifts can be chosen for particular members at the parties. The clandestine placing of gifts under a New Year tree occurs when a Ded Moroz visit is not arranged for some reason. Depictions of Ded Moroz commonly show him accompanied by Snegurochka Russian.
"Snow Maiden" She is a unique attribute of Ded Moroz, no traditional gift-givers from other cultures are portrayed with a similar companion. Father Frost is accompanied by Snowflake Girl in the Ukraine. Church services start before midnight on Christmas Eve and continue until Christmas mornings.
In the past, Father Frost used to bring gifts to Ukrainian children on 19th of December but now the date has been changed to the Christmas date. He rides a sleigh to which only three reindeers are harnessed. Snowflake Girl helps Father Frost in his journey. She wears silver blue costume trimmed with white fur and a snowflake-like crown. Christmas was celebrated on 7th of January here as a peaceful and quiet event to remind us of the Christ born in Bethlehem.The traditional appearance of Ded Moroz resembles that of Santa Claus, with his coat, boots and long white beard. Specifically, Ded Moroz is often shown wearing a heel-length fur coat, a semi-round fur hat, and valenki or jackboots on his feet. Unlike Santa Claus, he is often depicted as walking with a long magical staff. 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. And see more unique and interesting things pop up.
We speak French , English , German and Russian. Please leave feedback once you have recived the item so that i know it has arrived safely. I will leave feedback in return.Smoke & Pet Free Item. The item "Russian nesting dolls 5 HAND PAINTED Winter Babushka Santa Snow Maiden RYABOVA" is in sale since Thursday, January 07, 2016. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls, Clothing & Accessories\Russian Dolls". The seller is "tom3burma" and is located in Norwich.
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