This classical art doll features a lovely color combination of black shawl, teal dress, and pink rose floral pattern. The largest 3 dolls in the set are decorated on the apron as if they were holding a Russian Zhostovo tray – the famous decorative metal trays that almost always have a black background, floral patterns, and are trimmed in gold scroll work. The gold is very nicely accented by the bold gold foot on the largest doll. This art doll is hand painted, initialed and dated by the artist, and is ready for a new home wherever you'll open the door. Enjoy her!
Production Techniques: Hand Painting. This nesting doll was carved in the Upper Volga region, the Russian center of nesting doll carving. The carved pieces were assembled, doll inside a doll, and then delivered to the Golden Cockerel workshop in St. Petersburg, Russia. Our artists painstakingly hand paint every detail, beginning with backgrounds and moving to the finer elements that require a brush of very select Siberian squirrel hair. It is daunting to think of the time and talent invested in each of the nesting pieces! 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. The bottom of the largest doll gets stamped with Golden Cockerel's "Made in Russia " mark of nesting doll quality, initialed by the artist, and dated like a true collectible. We can only hope you will give it a good home. Small parts, not children under 3 years.