Exclusive Quality 10 Piece Storyteller Nesting Doll.
This is an exceptional nesting doll that features scenes from one of the most famous Russian children' stories in Russia. (Ivan and the Firebird). The main story tells of an eldery farmer who asks that his three sons help resolve an overnight mystery of disappearing grains from his farm field. The sons accept and try to help. The two older sons fell asleep in the filed at night while on lookout; but the youngest one "Ivan" solved the problem by catching the thief, the magical firebird. The excitement of this scene was accurately displayed on the largest nesting doll of this stunning 10 piece matryoshka set. The smaller dolls feature other important parts of the humpbacked pony folk tale aka "Konyok-Gorbunok". The contrasting flowers on the back are outlined with embellished golden trim. Patterns and design elements vary due to the fact that all sets are hand painted. Quantities are very limited.
This nesting doll is hand signed by the artist.
Sold with an original Certificate of Authenticity.
Materials: lime wood, water based paint, lacquer.
The largest nesting doll is about 10"H