Russian Folk-Style Figurines: A Collector's Notes. Gennadi Blinov. A comprehensive guide to carved folk figures, including bird houses, whistles, rattles, straw dolls, horses, weather vanes, painted clay pottery, birch bark and willow rods toys, and much more! A collector with a keen eye, Gennadi Blinov set about documenting Russia's folk sculpture. He describes toy-making techniques in various parts of Russia from Dymkovo to Lipetsk, Polkhovksy-Maidan to Gorokhovets. This handbook is the fruit of many years' efforts. Well-illustrated in color with text in English. USSR (Moscow): Raduga Publishers, 1983. Clothbound hardcover with dustjacket, 200 pages.