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Nurse Matrushka Nesting Doll Set of 5
If laughter is the best medicine, this nurse doll will do her best to get you well on the road to recovery. A darling gift for a nurse, doctor, or any women of medicine; guaranteed to inject cheer into anyone's day!


 
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If laughter is the best medicine, this nurse doll will do her best to get you well on the road to recovery. A darling gift for a nurse, doctor, or any women of medicine; guaranteed to inject cheer into anyone's day!

Production Techniques: Hand Painting/ Decoupage. This doll was carved in the Upper Volga region, then delivered to the workshop in St. Petersburg, Russia. The artists first hand paint the background, then apply various detailed elements, such as faces, which we print on a very thin vinyl adhesive. Such elements are reproduced original works of art we make specifically for nesting doll design. It is the artistís magic brush that blends the two forms of artwork together into a unified piece. Finally we baptize each doll in multiple layers of non-toxic water-based lacquer to make a marvelous matryoshka that will delight children and collectors.

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. These nesting dolls come in a set of 5 ranging from 1-1/4" (3cm) to 5.25" (13cm) in size. 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.
Features
  • 1-1/4" (3cm) to 5" (13cm) in size.
  • Not for children under age 4 - Small pieces may be swallowed


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