Semenov Factory Pamphlet from 1980 (in Russian) (Opens in the same browser window with Adobe Reader 7.0.)
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| Russian Matryoshka "Sudarushka Maidens |
"Sudarushka" means "sweetheart" and also is the name of a lyrical Russian dance. Each of these painted dolls has a long braid running down her back. Painted in distinctive Semenov colors of yellow, red and black. 6 nested doll, first is 5" tall. Circa late 1990s. Take a look at the back
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Linden wood eggs decorated with
black fingerprint swirls and large red bows.
3", 3 nest. 1990s.
Stands not included.
Back of Eggs
Viatka "Northern" Maidens
A classic style, these were made in the late 1980s and early 1990s. "USSR" sticker or stamp on the bottoms. 7 nest, 6".
Click here for a smaller 3-nest version and more dolls from Kirov.
| || The Legendary Viatka Bogatyr |
An extraordinary sculptured figure standing over 16" tall! Each bogatyr (Russian warrior) is completely hand made. To simulate chain mail, hundreds of tiny pieces of straw were painstakingly inlaid. The straw used is a special variety of rye harvested with a scythe, then boiled in a potassium solution to achieve the color of gold. The cut-into-shape straw is then fastened and covered with an oil lacquer. A marvel of Russian folk art! Quantities limited. Made in the early 1990s. SPECIAL! [#LGD-BG]
Close up Shield Face Base
|Polkhov-Maidan Matryoshka||Brest Matryoshka|