Google+
Join our mailing list!




PayPal Payments


Store Hours (EST):
Mon - Sat 9:30am - 6:00pm
Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm

  Home > Folk Art > Wooden Specialties > Dolls - Nesting >

Kolobok "The Roll" Matrushka Bear Nesting Doll Set 5pc/ 6"
In a story very similar to "The Gingerbread Man", the Russian version is a story about a freshly baked roll (Kolobok) who travels through the forest saying "Don't eat me", to those who cross his path.  He eventually meets up with the Red Fox, who consumes


 
Alternative Views:


Earn 10 Points for every dollar you spend!
Our Price: $55.00

Availability:: Usually Ships in 24 to 48 Hours
Product Code:
9704289
Qty:

Description
 
In a story very similar to "The Gingerbread Man", the Russian version is a story about a freshly baked roll (Kolobok) who travels through the forest saying "Don't eat me", to those who cross his path.  He eventually meets up with the Red Fox, who consumes the roll after gaining its trust.  Hand painted in St. Petersburg.  Very colorful and delightful.  

Interestingly, the concept of the nesting doll came from China in the 19th century.  They evolved from the invention of the nested box, the first dolls were thinly turned and grotesquely lacquered with the smallest doll being a grain of rice.  The art went west and Russia who made 70 of them out of a Lime Tree and displayed them at the World's Fair in Paris in the 1920's.  Factories opened in Germany and Poland, the Russian and Polish thrived.  Russia took their doll making to an art form while Poland enjoyed them as toys.

This set is made primarily from silver birch which is seasoned for a number of years before being cut and painted.  Each doll is hand painted using environmentally friendly paint and coated in 2 layers of transparent varnish both sprayed and dipped.  The result is a glossy and durable surface.
Small parts, not for children under 3 years.
Features
  • Large Doll: 5.75" (14.5cm) Tall
  • Wolf: 2-1/2" (6.5cm) Tall
  • Cake Roll: 3/4" (2cm) Diameter
  • Small parts, not for children under 3 years.


Browse for more products in the same category as this item:

Folk Art > Wooden Specialties > Dolls - Nesting
Folk Art > Wooden Specialties > View All
Folk Art > Dolls > Wooden Nesting
Folk Art > Dolls > View All
Folk Art > View All
www.polartcenter.com
9539 Jos. Campau
Hamtramck, MI 48212
(313) 874-2242