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Khokhloma 8" Matryoshka Doll

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We celebrate the gold, green, and red strawberry style of Khokhloma artistry with this true beauty of a doll. Not only do the colors go wonderfully together, they stand out brilliantly on the black background, like stars in a winter sky. The colors speak of Russia, but also of Christmastime. Elegant and versatile, this doll can be displayed any time of year, whenever and wherever you want a touch of taste and elegance. The hand painting is superb!

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.
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