Beautiful Handpainted 10-piece Russian Matryoshka Nesting Doll
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Beautiful Handpainted 10-piece Russian Matryoshka Nesting Doll:
This beautiful 10-piece nesting doll was bought in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1994. It is hand-painted, and signed on the bottom by the artist, and dated 1992. The artists name appears to be Golubev (pigeon), or Golubeva. It is also marked Sergeyev-Posad, which is considered the birthplace of the matryoshka doll. Some sources say matryoshka dolls were invented for the tourist market, while others say they were used to teach children to recognize different size, forms, and colors and explain the Russian culture, traditions and family values.This doll has vibrant gold, red, and black colors, with delicate painted details on the eyes, dress, and scarf decorations. It has a little bit of wear and flaking on the paint at the seam due to age, and a slight ding on the base, as shown in the pictures. The doll is sold as is. Please contact me prior purchase or making an offer if international shipping is needed.