The rooster symbolized fertility, and in fact matryoshka dolls are still often seen as a guarantee of fertility. Height of the first doll. Our classic matryoshkas straight from Russia The Matryoshka is one of the objects most commonly associated with Russia; Also called Russian Nesting dolls stacking dolls The first matryoshkas would have been created at the end of the 19th century, and then represented a peasant woman holding a rooster under her arm. Author: Sorokina Height of the first doll: 19 cm Matter: linden wood Number of pieces : 5 Technique used: mixt, watercolor, tempera Finishing : gloss varnishing Manufacturing: artisanal Origin: Sant - Petersburg N5575.This item is in the category "Dolls & Bears\Dolls, Clothing & Accessories\Dolls & Doll Playsets". The seller is "tresorsderussie2011" and is located in this country: FR. This item can be shipped worldwide.