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Posted by Irina Hinderliter on 10th Jun 2016
I wanted to share some photos of giant nesting dolls. These nesting dolls were part of the 2010 Russian National Exhibit in Paris. They are now on display in Moscow.
I hope that you enjoyed seeing these incredible nesting dolls. These were handmade by experts in Moscow in preparation for the Paris exhibit in 2010. The nesting dolls are indeed made of wood. They were soaked in water in order to achieve the famous nesting doll shape.
Hello everyone,This is a short blog post to illustrate and describe some details regarding nesting doll craftsmanship. We often get questions about gold lief and the detailed nesting doll painting. Gold lief refers to inlaid gold foil that is placed on many nesting dolls to literally make them shine and stand out. The gold lief [...]
Nesting doll styles change very subtly each year. This year we have found some truly great handmade nesting dolls that we have featured on our site. I wanted to simply provide some great photos of these unique dolls. The awesome doll shown below is truly one of a kind. The artist painted this exclusively [...]
Hello everyone.We often get questions regarding Russian gifts, including the pronunciations of the actual product categories. I can sympathize with everyone that finds foreign languages challenging. Therefore, I’m posting a very short blog to summarize how to pronounce some of the most common Russian names for products. Russian nesting dolls are also known as:Babushka: Pronounced (Baa–Boosh–Ka). The Russian word babushka [...]
Hello everyone. This is Irina and in my first blog I wanted to write something really short about how Russian history and culture are linked to Russian gifts. Russian culture and history are gigantic topics so I’m just going to summarize a few noteworthy points for anyone interested is reading this small blog. Vasiliy Surikov, "Yermak's Conquest of Siberia" [...]