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Fairy Tales and Folk Themes

Here you might find some very well made small nesting dolls suitable as gifts for collectors, children of collectors or children. All are on-of-a-kind and finely detailed. All painted - no decal work here! Click on the link below for cats and animal folklore themes.

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    "Kolobok" Khotkovo Art Doll  by Malysheva

    "Kolobok" Khotkovo Art Doll

    The Little Round Bun, aka Kolobok (Колобок). This well-known (see below) story-driven doll unfolds with the central picture of the grandparents and the Kolobok emerging from the oven on the first doll. As the most important animal in the story, the fox...

    $350.00 $250.00
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    "Kolobok" The Little Round Bun Matryoshka Doll

    "Kolobok" The Little Round Bun Matryoshka Doll

    The Little Round Bun, aka Kolobok (Колобок). The story of the The Little Round Bun is analogous to The Little Gingerbread Boy. In Russian, "kolo" means round and "bok" means "side". The sole purpose of Kolobok's existence is not to be eaten. After being...

    $55.00 $39.95
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    Gzhel Motifs from Khotkovo

    Tale of The Priest and his Worker Balda (Сказка о попе и о работнике его Балде) was written in verse by Pushkin in 1830. A short summary of the plot, and on which the paintings on the doll is based on, follows. A shiftless priest goes to the...

    $295.00 $250.00
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    The Snow Maiden Matryoshka

    The Snow Maiden Matryoshka

    The Snow Maiden (Снегурочка).  Nicely detailed painting with characters from the tale. A snowstorm swirls on the backs of the doll. Made in Sergiev Posad and signed by the artist. Each piece is finished with several coats of crystal-clear...

    $65.00 $55.00
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  • Kolobok (Little Round Bun) Matryoshka Doll

    Kolobok (Little Round Bun) Matryoshka Doll

    Puppy and Friends (Щенок, Козлик и Колобок). Another of our fully hand painted set of dolls. Each little critter painting is inspired by Russian children's book illustrations. An adorable brown puppy with a red collar carries a bouquet of daisies in...

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  • Playful Kittens Matryoshka Doll

    Playful Kittens Matryoshka Doll

    Playful Kittens ( Шаловливые котята). This fully hand painted set is definitely cute as a button! Each little critter is inspired by a Russian children's book illustration. The kittens play between bluebells and other flowers, but the BIG surprise...

    $65.00
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  • Bunny, Squirrel and Mouse Matryoshka Doll

    Bunny, Squirrel and Mouse Matryoshka Doll

    Bunny and Friends (Кролик, Белка и Мышь). This fully hand painted set is definitely cute as a button! Each little critter is inspired by a Russian children's book illustration. The bunny is in a snow covered forest wearing charming red mittens. The...

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    First Russian Matryoshka Doll

    First Russian Matryoshka Doll

    First Russian Matryoshka Doll (Первая Русская Матрешка)ю An affectionate facsimile of the very first Russian matryoshka doll (see information below). Woodburnt and painted in a wide range of colors with enhancements. 8 nest. 6" down to 1". Made in Russia...

    $129.00 $110.00
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