The first matryoshka appeared in Sergiev Posad in 1892. It was done by turner Vasily Zvezdochkin and painted by artist Sergey Malyutin. Matryoshka consisted of 8 pieces – a round-faced girl in sarafan, apron, and scarf with flowers, holding a black cock in her hand. Behind her – three sisters, a little brother, two more sisters and a baby.
Since then, every year, tens of thousands of good-natured, cute dolls diverge around the world from the hands of matryoshka-makers.
The largest matryoshka, turned and painted at Semyonovskaya factory, consisted of 72 dolls, its height was 1 m. The smallest matryoshka is turned on the tip of a human hair and even painted.
Matryoshka is an excellent choice as a gift for playing a child, for a celebration, for collectors, admirers of beauty and just for yourselves – for joy.
You may select matryoshkas, made by the best craftsmen, from the list of categories on the left or by browsing cards below.