In this post, I wanted to thank all the participants for joining me for a 3-Day Event! I appreciate all your great comments and questions. It was an exciting adventure of connecting and sharing my passion with the world. I wouldn’t win the Oscars with my first time live presentations on Facebook but I am very glad you tuned in and hope my tutorials and demonstrations were useful 🙂
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. The dolls often follow a theme; the themes may vary, from fairy tale characters to Soviet leaders. Matryoshka dolls are often referred to as “babushka dolls“, babushka meaning “grandmother” or “old woman”.
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