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Russian nesting doll Matryoshka

Russian nesting doll Matryoshka

Russian nesting doll Matryoshka

Having appeared a little more than a hundred years ago, the Russian nesting doll Matryoshka has become extremely popular in the first place, as the Russian souvenir. Matryoshka was manufactured in almost every province of Russia with its characteristic differences, moreover, every craftsman could add something special to his own doll. And today very popular author dolls are made ​​in accordance with national traditions, but having their own characteristics. But still real Russian nesting doll Matryoshka has its standard. The classic version – 5-7 dolls depicting Russian woman with rosy cheeks in the traditional Russian sundress and scarf. 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)

Each master can decide what form the future toys will have, which person and what kind of outfit. The version of the classic in every Russian province changed in accordance with the vision of this toy by the local master. So 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.

Russian nesting doll Matryoshka

Russian nesting doll Matryoshka

Matrona can be dressed in a variety of outfits – the bride, the girl of marriageable age, mature woman. There is even a doll – male. An artist can put the doll in a warm coat and boots, to give it a hand basket or bucket. It all depends on the imagination of the master. In general, the style of painting can determine the birthplace of toys.

Matryoshka in The Museum of Toys in Sergiev Posad, it is considered the first, it is followed by three sisters, brother, two sisters and a baby

Matryoshka in The Museum of Toys in Sergiev Posad, it is considered the first, it is followed by three sisters, brother, two sisters and a baby

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

Matryoshka

Portraits of Russian presidential candidate Dmitry Medvedev (C) and President Vladimir Putin (R) 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.

Khokhloma matryoshka Standard

Khokhloma matryoshka Standard

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.

Matryoshka in The Museum of Toys in Sergiev Posad

Matryoshka in The Museum of Toys in Sergiev Posad

Matryoshka Standard

Matryoshka Standard

Modern Matryoshka dolls by Russian artist Tregubova Svetlana

Modern Matryoshka dolls by Russian artist Tregubova Svetlana

Modern Matryoshka dolls by Russian artist Svetlana Tregubova

Modern Matryoshka dolls by Russian artist Svetlana Tregubova

Modern Matryoshka dolls by Russian artist Svetlana Tregubova

Modern Matryoshka dolls by Russian artist Svetlana Tregubova

Vincent Van Gogh matryoshka doll, sunflower motif

Vincent Van Gogh matryoshka doll, sunflower motif

Modern Matryoshka dolls

Modern Matryoshka dolls

Modern Matryoshka dolls

Modern Russian nesting doll Matryoshka

Modern Matryoshka dolls

Modern Russian nesting doll Matryoshka

Russian Matryoshka dolls

Russian nesting doll Matryoshka

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