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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. First doll is holding a Wedding Loaf (Karavay).The tradition of sharing a wedding loaf was borrowed from the ancient Romans. In addition to being a symbol of health and prosperity, karavay is also a way to find out who will be the head of the family. This is done by having the newlyweds each take a bit, without using their hands. Whoever takes the largest bite is considered to be the head of family. This tradition can be coupled with a champagne toast and the subsequent breaking of the glasses, which is considered good luck!
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!!
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I will leave feedback in return. Smoke & Pet Free Item. The item "Russian nesting dolls 5 MATT HAND PAINTED TRADITIONAL Babushka & Karavay RYABOVA" is in sale since Friday, January 01, 2016.
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.