are a significant step up in workmanship, quality and creativity when compared to a 3 or 5 piece nesting dolls. This category of nesting doll often features famous Russian scenes, countryside scenes, representations of famous Russian works of art, or unique scenes from famous Russian fairy tales and children’s stories. The painting quality and design are often more complex and more detailed versus smaller nesting dolls. Many of the 7 piece dolls will include complex inlaid gold lief or inlaid stones or beads to complement the dolls. Many of the higher quality 7 piece nesting dolls will also include the artist’s original hand-painted signature on the bottom of the nesting doll. This unique category of doll begins to cross over from the relatively standardized less complex inexpensive nesting dolls to a higher class of nesting dolls that are truly collectible, one of a kind works of art that showcase true Russian workmanship and skill. Nicely designed 7 piece dolls are suitable for more important gift occasions such as anniversaries, milestone birthdays, weddings, or other various special occasions. Nice 7 piece dolls can surely become family heirlooms and passed down to family members for many generations.