Some Images show a 40 piece set. GREAT Condition of most pieces, but some maybe damaged (little ones) but has been on display at a Celebrity Mansion. This set is made by hand in Russia in Semenov city that is why it name is Semenovskaya. My son just toured the factory when he was there with his class - what an intricate work!This set is SO HUGE you can use it as FURNISHING PIECE or PIECES! This nesting doll SET is an authentic example of a Semenov style of matryoshka painting.
Because of Semenov city it features the characteristic bright yellow bottom and traditional red scarves. It is made of linden wood and then painted by a professional matryoshka doll artist. It is a traditional matryoshka doll, and each smaller piece of the set fits into the next larger one. Each matryoshka is polished with 2 layers of crystal clear lacquer.Classic 30 piece Semyonovskaya nesting doll set featuring characteristic bright red flowers and traditional yellow scarves. Hand turned from linden wood, hand painted by professional artists, and coated with several layers of lacquer all in the town of Semyonov, Russia. 8 inc diameter/ Design may vary.
"Semenovskaya" is a Russian adjective that stands for "that of Semenov", or - to be more precise - "that of Semenov city", a small town in Nizhny Novgorod province that greatly contributed to matryoshka history. Olga Litvina in her article "About Matryoshka" writes. The end of the XIXth century brought with it a real "matryoshka boom". To satisfy the unexpected demand, new manufacturers emerged on the market. In less than a few years, almost the whole city of Sergiev Posad was painting matryoshkas.
This city was the place that had both multitudes of experienced wood turners and the excellent raw material: birch and lime trees. The painting was done by family cartels, where even children and old people took part in the process. As a rule, Russian matryoshkas depicted young ladies in Russian sarafans (peasant woman's dress) and shawls, holding baskets, flowers, bread-and-salt (traditional Russian sign of hospitality), etc. Matryoshkas gained considerable popularity abroad and in the beginning of the XXth century Russia started exporting the dolls in large quantities.Matryoshka business turned out to be so profitable that a number of other matryoshka-making centers have appeared soon after the mass export has begun. The largest were based in the city of Semenov of Nizhnii Novgorod province and in the village of Polkhov-Maidan. Moreover, this was the time when first western counterfeits appeared on the market. Even though nowadays one can find matryoshkas of various unusual shapes - ball- or cone-shaped, in forms of boxes and bottle-holders - figurines imitating woman's body still remain the most popular ones. As a rule Sergiev Posad dolls are, however, wider and smaller than the Semenov-turned ones? This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls, Clothing & Accessories\Dolls & Doll Playsets". The seller is "authenticityguaranteed1111" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.