Matryoshka Nesting Dolls

Boutique Brin de Folie is specialized in Russian Dolls over 30 years. You will find in store always over 300 different models making it the largest selection in Canada. All Matryoshkas are hand painted and hand crafted in Russia.

 

A matryoshka doll ( In Russian: матрёшка, in French Matriochka), also known as a Russian nesting doll or Russian doll is a set of wooden dolls of decreasing size placed one inside another. The name "matryoshka" (матрёшка), literally "little matron", is a diminutive form of Russian female first name "Matryona" (Матрёна) or "Matriosha".

 

A set of matryoshkas consist of a wooden figure which separates, top from bottom, to reveal a smaller figure of the same sort inside, which has, in turn, another figure inside of it, and so on.

 

The first Russian nested doll set was made in 1890 by Vasily Zvyozdochkin from a design by Sergey Malyutin, who was a folk crafts painter at Abramtsevo. Traditionally the outer layer is a woman, dressed in a sarafan, a long and shapeless traditional Russian peasant jumper dress. The figures inside may be of either gender; the smallest, innermost doll is typically a baby turned from a single piece of wood. Much of the artistry is in the painting of each doll, which can be very elaborate.

 

Zvyozdochkin and Malyutin were inspired by a doll from Honshu, the main island of Japan. Sources differ in descriptions of the doll, describing it as either a round, hollow daruma doll, portraying a bald old Buddhist monk or a Seven Lucky Gods nesting doll.

 

Savva Mamontov's wife presented the dolls at the Exposition Universelle (1900) in Paris, where the toy earned a bronze medal. Soon after, matryoshka dolls were being made in several places in Russia.

 

 

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100 - Matryoshka Russian Dolls

100 - Matryoshka Russian Dolls

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1000 - Red and Blue Floral Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls

1000 - Red and Blue Floral Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls

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1001 - Red and Gold Floral Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls

1001 - Red and Gold Floral Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls

Matryoshka - Russian Dolls. 5 dolls. Height 19 cm. Hand painted in Russia. Made from wood.A set of..

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1005 - Pink Floral Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls

1005 - Pink Floral Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls

Matryoshka - Russian Dolls. 5 dolls. Height 15 cm. Hand painted in Russia. Made from wood.A set of..

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1010 - Sheriff  Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls

1010 - Sheriff Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls

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1011 - Garlic Braid Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls

1011 - Garlic Braid Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls

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1012 - Red, White and Blue Floral Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls

1012 - Red, White and Blue Floral Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls

Matryoshka - Russian Dolls. 5 dolls. Height 18 cm. Hand painted in Russia. Made from wood.A set of..

80.00$

1013 - Rooster  Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls

1013 - Rooster Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls

Matryoshka - Russian Dolls. 5 dolls. Height 18 cm. Hand painted in Russia. Made from wood.A set of..

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1018 - Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls

1018 - Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls

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1020 - Red and Blue Floral Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls

1020 - Red and Blue Floral Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls

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1024 -  Pink and Red Floral Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls

1024 - Pink and Red Floral Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls

Matryoshka - Russian Dolls. 5 dolls. Height 16 cm. Hand painted in Russia. Made from wood.A set of..

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1027 -  Purple Floral Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls

1027 - Purple Floral Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls

Matryoshka - Russian Dolls. 5 dolls. Height 18 cm. Hand painted in Russia. Made from wood.A set of..

55.00$

1028 -  Blue Floral Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls

1028 - Blue Floral Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls

Matryoshka - Russian Dolls. 5 dolls. Height 16 cm. Hand painted in Russia. Made from wood.A set of..

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1029 -  Easter Bunny Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls

1029 - Easter Bunny Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls

Matryoshka - Russian Dolls. 5 dolls. Height 11 cm. Hand painted in Russia. Made from wood.A set of..

29.00$

1032 -  Red and Burgundy Floral Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls

1032 - Red and Burgundy Floral Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls

Matryoshka - Russian Dolls. 5 dolls. Height 16 cm. Hand painted in Russia. Made from wood.A set of..

45.00$

1033 - Red and Blue Floral  Matryoshka Russian Nesting Doll

1033 - Red and Blue Floral Matryoshka Russian Nesting Doll

Matryoshka - Russian Dolls. 5 dolls. Height 16 cm. Hand painted in Russia. Made from wood.A set of..

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