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Nesting Doll ("Matryoshka") with Kremlin
Number of Seats: 3
Artist: Makarova Hight: 3 1/4"
Price: $9.50 Stock #: 3m11

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, developing their coordination skills and the sense of shape and size.

Warning: Choking Hazard The primary safety concern with nesting dolls is that many of them contain small parts that might cause an infant to choke. Therefore, very few nesting dolls are appropriate for children 4 years of age, or younger. Please do not let your children put nesting dolls into their mouths! Small children can play with nesting dolls only under proper supervision and care of an adult.

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

Comes with the Certificate of Authenticity.