Russian Nesting Dolls

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Nesting Doll ("Matryoshka")
Chicken (Kurochka) Ryaba is a Russian fairy tale about a very poor Grandma and Grandpa whose chicken laid a golden egg for them.
Grandpa tried and tried to crack the egg but didn't succeed. Then Grandma tried to crack the egg but couldn't. Little mouse was passing by and swept the golden egg with its tale from the table, the egg rolled, fell onto the floor and broke in pieces . Grandma and Grandpa were very upset , cried a lot till the Chicken Ryaba laid another egg for them , the ordinary one.

Number of Seats: 4
Artist: Terentyev Hight: 3 1/2"
Price: $12.95 Stock #: 4m01


Kurochka (chicken) Ryaba(speckled)

Chicken (Kurochka) Ryaba is a Russian fairy tale about a very poor Grandma and Grandpa whose chicken laid a golden egg for them.
Grandpa tried and tried to crack the egg but didn't succeed. Then Grandma tried to crack the egg but couldn't. Little mouse was passing by and swept the golden egg with its tale from the table, the egg rolled, fell onto the floor and broke in pieces . Grandma and Grandpa were very upset , cried a lot till the Chicken Ryaba laid another egg for them , the ordinary one.

The nesting dolls that you see here are made by a group of artists in Moscow, Russia. Russian craftsmen have been making nesting dolls since the mid-1700s. This lovely and entertaining art form has won a multitude of awards and hearts worldwide.

The raw material used in making the dolls are Lime logs, which are air dried for several years. Every piece passes through as many as 15 turning operations. The turning is all done by hand, and by eye. No measurements are involved. All of these operations require great skill and patience. The doll is then allowed to dry before being primed and painted.

These dolls also make a wonderful and educational toy for infants and toddlers, developing their coordination skills and the sense of shape and size.

"Matreshkas" carry a rich tradition and always turn into family heirlooms.

Comes with the Certificate of Authenticity.