Orchestra of Folk Instruments (Оркестр народных инструментов). A wonderfully detailed nesting doll. Each animal (all cute!) play an instrument. The leader, a dapper cat with a black cap and flower, strums a balalaika. Zaichik (bunny) plays a drum, the bear - a bayan, which is a type of an accordion. Mishka (mousey) blows a horn and the tiny bird sings. There is even a little girl mouse dressed in a colorful blue skirt and performing the "Kerchief" dance! Marvelously detailed and inspired by children's book illustrations. Each piece is a work of art. 5 nest, 4" to 1". We have only one.
This elegant matryoshka is one-of-a-kind. It is not a standard tourist doll sold throughout Russia, nor is it a "decal" doll which can be purchased throughout flea markets in Russia. Each piece is fully painted and uses all the available space up to, and including, the very bottoms. Finished with several coats of crystal-clear lacquer. Designed and signed by the artist. A unique gem and a true keepsake.