The rooster symbolized fertility, and in fact matryoshka dolls are still often perceived as a guarantee of fertility. Book illustrator and theater designer, member of the association. Height of the first doll: 18.5cm.Technique used: mixed, watercolor, tempera. Our classic matryoshka dolls 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 were created at the end of the 19th century, and then represented a peasant woman holding a rooster under her arm. Height of the first doll: 18.5cm Technique used: mixed, watercolor, tempera Finishing : gloss varnish Origi.