Village Family Artistic Matryoshka Doll. A wild tactile matryoshka with elements of expressionism combined with applied molded sculptural elements. The premise of the doll seems innocent enough. The theme is the traditional young Russian village family. Upon close examination, the talent of the artist is made known. A balalaika and fiddle, a pair of gusli and a cherry pie jump out as they are all at the front of each smaller and smaller doll. But it is the montage on the front of the first young man doll that is truly fascinating. A goose and a rooster and a gaggle of chicks walk about the sunflowers and tall grasses and leaves. The artist has combined painting, woodburning, etching and colorful enhancements into an exceptional and off the beaten path set. Signed at the bottom. 7¾" down to 2".