Argentine Maidens. Earth tones. Top of 1st doll has an interesting wood grain pattern. 6 nest, 3½" in height down to less than inch. 1 only, as shown.
The nesting doll described here has an unusual history. It was made by a small enterprising family group of Russians who were displaced after WWII and settled in Argentina. These keepers of the flame, as it were, created a modest workshop and began making a limited number of handicrafts, including matryoshka nesting dolls consisting of 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 pieces. These sets were like miniature jewels, made from indigenous birch-like wood and nicely decorated and painted. As quickly as these dolls came to the marketplace, they disappeared.
Refer to Collector's Guide to Nesting Dolls by Michele Lefkovitz, pg 150, 153-54.