This is a beautiful and unique Russian WOODEN trinket box with 5 Miniature Russian Matryoshka dolls sitting on the lid, hand painted by Russian Artist Khulakhmetov. The box measures 9.5 cm (3 3/4 inches) tall , 6.6 cm (2 11/16 inches) wide, 3.8 cm (1 1/2 inches) deep. A matryoshka doll , also known as a Russian nesting doll, or Russian doll, is a set of wooden dolls of decreasing size placed one inside another. The name "matryoshka", literally "little matron", is a diminutive form of Russian female first name "Matryona" or "Matriosha".A set of matryoshkas consist of a wooden figure which separates, top from bottom, to reveal a smaller figure of the same sort inside, which has, in turn, another figure inside of it, and so on. The first Russian nested doll set was made in 1890 by Vasily Zvyozdochkin from a design by Sergey Malyutin, who was a folk crafts painter at Abramtsevo.
Traditionally the outer layer is a woman, dressed in a sarafan, a long and shapeless traditional Russian peasant jumper dress. The figures inside may be of either gender; the smallest, innermost doll is typically a baby turned from a single piece of wood. Much of the artistry is in the painting of each doll, which can be very elaborate.The dolls often follow a theme; the themes may vary, from fairy tale characters to Soviet leaders. Matryoshka dolls are often referred to as "babushka dolls", babushka meaning "grandmother" or "elderly woman".
We speak French, English, German and Russian. Please leave feedback once you have received the item so that i know it has arrived safely. I will leave feedback in return. Smoke & Pet Free Item.The item "Nesting Russian Dolls Matryoshka Babushka WOODEN Box 5 MINIATURE House" is in sale since Tuesday, May 25, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectables\Decorative Collectables\Boxes, Jars & Tins". The seller is "tom3burma" and is located in Norwich. This item can be shipped worldwide.