Women in Sarees [India]. Six nested doll made in India circa mid-1980's. The painting is naïve and well done, and the wood is indigenous (a hardwood different from typical Russian linden or birch). Fit of each doll is all over the place and some pieces wobble, but the lacquer is polished to a high gloss. And the manufacture of matryoshka dolls in India, though in stiff competition with China, and, of course, Russia, has moved to a more sophisticated product, with copying of Russian dolls common. But, significantly, this was made when village folk art was more common and goods from India were cost effective for importers of all stripes. 6⅝" x 1⅜". Very good condition, 1 only.
Refer to Collector's Guide to Nesting Dolls by Michele Lefkovitz, pg 112-132, plate 234.