Nesting dolls are the best known and most popular of all Russian souvenirs. The Russian word for these wooden dolls is matryoshka, but they are also called matrioshka, matreshka, matriochka, babushka or babooshka dolls, babushka's doll, matroshka, matruska, matryushka, and stacking dolls.
Whatever you want to call them, nesting dolls have a fascinating history, and they are the classic Russian gift. The most traditional nesting doll design is one that looks like a young Russian woman dressed in Russian native costume with a scarf on her head.
In the traditional nesting doll sets all of the dolls look almost identical to one another, and the number of dolls in the set ranges from 5 to 30, but some custom made matryoshkas contain many more. In other cases, the set forms a theme, such as the classic sets of nesting dolls of Russian leaders, with each earlier leader nested inside.
That is a doll inside a doll inside another doll and so on.. Each was dipped in a black base before being hand painted. Each doll was embellished with acrylic and gold metallic paint. The largest doll stands 7" high and the smallest 1.25".
The largest doll has a light scratch on the backside that can be faintly seen in the sun. The third largest doll has a crack from the edge to about 2 inside. It does not effect the display as it is very faint and hasnt effected the paint in any way. The item "Russian Nesting Stacking Matryoshka Babushka Dolls CEPRUEB NOCAG SIGNED" is in sale since Saturday, November 7, 2020. This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls\By Type\Nesting".
The seller is "1tracmind" and is located in Independence, Missouri. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian federation.