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Monday, 16 February 2015

Beautiful Matryoshka

Every time I look at this beautiful Russian Nesting doll, my Matryoshka, it brings a smile to my face.

My wonderful husband bought them for my birthday, they are all traditionally hand painted in bright, cheerful colours

When I started undoing them, I couldn't believe how tiny they were getting... another one... another even smaller one, each carrying another surprise inside it. Traditionally they should all be made from the one piece of wood, this helps them fit neatly and cleanly into each other.

Each one is hand painted, from the largest to the smallest. See how tiny she is, like a little button!

The biggest set of Matryoshka dolls was seen in Japan in 1970, it had 72 dolls! As each one is hand made, this was quite a feat! My set has 10, and that seems a lot!

I'm busy making a table runner with crochet motifs at the moment, will take photos when it's ready.

Take care


  1. I love these dolls. My husband bought me a beautiful set for Christmas a few years ago.

  2. They are lovely Matryoshka's, so pretty. I still have mine given to me in the sixties, I only have a set of three.
    Julie xxxxxx

  3. I have always been fascinated with these dolls.The set you have are particularly pretty.

  4. That was a wonderful present from you husband. Love the nesting dolls, the little one is so tiny.

  5. They are gorgeous! What a nice present to receive. I can imagine you arranging them in different orders all about the place to look pretty! xx

  6. Beautiful, what a wonderful present. It's a lovely set, quite large with ten dolls.

  7. Beautiful. I have always wanted a set of these. I need to look around and see what I can find. What a great birthday present.


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