Number of Seats: 6

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6-piece Nesting Doll Set

Ryabova Hight: 5"
Price: $ 26.95

Stock #: 6m08

This set is based on a Russian fairy tale, when the old man planted a turnip. And it grew to a tremendous size. First he was pulling it out of the ground himself- he could not do it. He asked his wife, they pulled together -- unsuccessfully. They called for granddaughter -- nope. They called then for a dog, then for a cat and finally the cat called the mouse for help -- and when they all pulled todether -- they pulled out that huge turnip. Moral: if everyone in the family does even a little share -- that helps!

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.