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Russian nesting doll Matryoshka

Russian nesting doll Matryoshka

Russian nesting doll Matryoshka

Russian nesting doll Matryoshka
Having appeared a little more than a hundred years ago, Matryoshka has become extremely popular, in the first place, as a souvenir. Manufactured in almost every province of Russia, however, with its characteristic differences. Moreover, every craftsman could add something special to his own doll. And today very popular author dolls – made ​​in accordance with national traditions, but having their own characteristics. Nevertheless, real Russian nesting doll Matryoshka has strict standards. In particular, the classic version – 5-7 dolls depicting Russian woman with rosy cheeks in the traditional Russian sundress and scarf. Meanwhile, all faces of dolls look the same.

First Russian Matryoshka doll 'girl with cockerel' (left), Vasily Zvezdochkin, master (right)

First Russian Matryoshka doll ‘girl with cockerel’ (left), Vasily Zvezdochkin, master (right)

In fact, each master can decide what form the future toys will have, what personality and what outfit. And the classic version changed in accordance with the vision of this toy by the local master in a particular Russian province. Thus, there are Nolinskaya matryoshka, Zagorskaya and others. Today, the traditional author’s work is considered the work of the master making dolls in his own style.

Traditionally, Matrona dressed in a variety of outfits, however, in accordance to her status – the bride, the girl of marriageable age, or a mature woman. Also, there is even a doll – male. An artist can dress the doll in a warm coat and boots, and give it a hand basket or bucket. All depends on the imagination of the master. In general, the style of painting can determine the birthplace of toys.

Portraits of Russian presidential candidate Dmitry Medvedev and President Vladimir Putin adorn traditional Russian nesting dolls, matryoshka. Also featured on the dolls are Josef Stalin, Osama bin-Laden and US preident George W Bush.

Modern masters do not always follow tradition in painting dolls, more adding to it modern feminine traits. For example, dressing them in modern clothes, adding modern accessories. You can find the dolls with faces of famous people: politicians, actors, musicians, writers and others. Modern copyright products are a real work of art.

There are many ideas for creativity, but the material for the manufacture of dolls in Russia is consistently traditional – oak or alder. The top of the wood is covered with lime mortar, and then the signs.

Russian nesting doll Matryoshka

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