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5.5" Set of 6 Traditional Semenov Matryoshka Wooden Russian Nesting Dolls 5.5" Set of 6 Traditional Semenov Matryoshka Wooden Russian Nesting Dolls

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3'' Set of 3 Miniature Semenov Traditional Wooden Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls 3'' Set of 3 Miniature Semenov Traditional Wooden Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls

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4.5" Set of 5 Semyonov Traditional Wooden Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls 4.5" Set of 5 Semyonov Traditional Wooden Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls

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3.5" Set of 3 Semenov Traditional Wooden Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls 3.5" Set of 3 Semenov Traditional Wooden Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls

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4'' Set of 4 Semyonov Traditional Matryoshka Wooden Russian Nesting Dolls 4'' Set of 4 Semyonov Traditional Matryoshka Wooden Russian Nesting Dolls

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4.25" Japanese Kokeshi Wooden Doll 4.25" Japanese Kokeshi Wooden Doll

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10'' Set of 9 Traditional Semenov Wooden Russian Nesting Dolls 10'' Set of 9 Traditional Semenov Wooden Russian Nesting Dolls

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7 Semenov Traditional Hand Painted Wooden Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls 7" Set of 7 Semenov Traditional Hand Painted Wooden Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls

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4.75" Set of 5 Semenov Wooden Russian Nesting Dolls Matryoshka 4.75" Set of 5 Semenov Wooden Russian Nesting Dolls Matryoshka

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3.5" Set of 5 Semenov Classic Wooden Russian Nesting Dolls Matryoshka 3.5" Set of 5 Semenov Classic Wooden Russian Nesting Dolls Matryoshka

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8.5'' Set of 8 Semyonov Classic Wooden Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls 8.5'' Set of 8 Semyonov Classic Wooden Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls

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12'' Set of 15 Semyonov Extra Large Traditional Wooden Russian Nesting Dolls Matryoshka 12'' Set of 15 Semyonov Extra Large Traditional Wooden Russian Nesting Dolls Matryoshka

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10.25" Set of 10 Large Semenov Traditional Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls 10.25" Set of 10 Large Semenov Traditional Matryoshka Russian Nesting Dolls

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6" Set of 5 Maydanovskaya in Blue Scarf Russian Nesting Dolls Matryoshka 6" Set of 5 Maydanovskaya in Blue Scarf Russian Nesting Dolls Matryoshka

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6" Set of 5 Maydanovskaya in Yellow Scarf Russian Nesting Dolls Matryoshka 6" Set of 5 Maydanovskaya in Yellow Scarf Russian Nesting Dolls Matryoshka

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6" Set of 5 Maydanovskaya in Blue Scarf Russian Nesting Dolls 6" Set of 5 Maydanovskaya in Blue Scarf Russian Nesting Dolls

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6" Set of 5 Maydanovskaya in Red Scarf Russian Nesting Dolls Matryoshka 6" Set of 5 Maydanovskaya in Red Scarf Russian Nesting Dolls Matryoshka

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6" Set of 5 Maydanovskaya in Pink Scarf Russian Nesting Dolls Matryoshka 6" Set of 5 Maydanovskaya in Pink Scarf Russian Nesting Dolls Matryoshka

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6" Set of 5 Maydanovskaya in Green Scarf Russian Nesting Dolls Matryoshka 6" Set of 5 Maydanovskaya in Green Scarf Russian Nesting Dolls Matryoshka

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6" Set of 5 Maydanovskaya in Bronze Scarf Russian Nesting Dolls Matryoshka 6" Set of 5 Maydanovskaya in Bronze Scarf Russian Nesting Dolls Matryoshka

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6" Set of 5 Maydanovskaya in Amaranth Scarf Russian Nesting Dolls 6" Set of 5 Maydanovskaya in Amaranth Scarf Russian Nesting Dolls

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6" Set of 5 Maydanovskaya in Purple Scarf Russian Nesting Dolls Matryoshka 6" Set of 5 Maydanovskaya in Purple Scarf Russian Nesting Dolls Matryoshka

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6" Set of 10 Bouquet of Flowers Russian Nesting Dolls 6" Set of 10 Bouquet of Flowers Russian Nesting Dolls

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6.5" Set of 5 Girls in Green and Gold Scarf and White Dress Russian Nesting Dolls 6.5" Set of 5 Girls in Green and Gold Scarf and White Dress Russian Nesting Dolls

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4.75" Matryoshka Russian Doll Jewelry Trinket Box Figurine 4.75" Matryoshka Russian Doll Jewelry Trinket Box Figurine

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3.75" Matryoshka Russian Doll Jewelry Trinket Box Figurine 3.75" Matryoshka Russian Doll Jewelry Trinket Box Figurine

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3" Matryoshka Russian Doll Jewelry Trinket Box Figurine 3" Matryoshka Russian Doll Jewelry Trinket Box Figurine

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6.5" Set of 5 Blue Scarf and White Dress Girls Russian Nesting Dolls 6.5" Set of 5 Blue Scarf and White Dress Girls Russian Nesting Dolls

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4'' Set of 5 Babushka in Blue Scarf Russian Nesting Dolls 4'' Set of 5 Babushka in Blue Scarf Russian Nesting Dolls

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4" Set of 5 Babushka in Orange Scarf Russian Nesting Dolls 4" Set of 5 Babushka in Orange Scarf Russian Nesting Dolls

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4'' Set of 5 Babushka in Yellow Scarf Russian Nesting Dolls 4'' Set of 5 Babushka in Yellow Scarf Russian Nesting Dolls

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Traditional Nesting Dolls

To pass their time, many people are in the practice of collecting things. One of the items that is a collectable for many, are Traditional Russian Nesting Dolls. These wooden depictions of people are hand crafted and hand painted. These Semenov nesting dolls are widely sought after and highly collectable.
These wooden dolls are created in the shape of an eggplant and are designed to fit one inside of another. This design idea was inspired by the Japanese influence of a doll that portrayed a Buddhist monk. This inspiration was then taken back to Russia where an artist named Sergey Malyutin and a woodworker named Vasily Zvyozdochkin collaborated to create these unique nesting dolls. The first set created was a progression of eight figures. The figures are traditionally a woman as the largest doll, followed by children, and then an infant as the last member. This style has been linked to design aspects of today and are called the "matryoshka principle".
These sets are normally carved to create sets in odd numbers, with not less than five dolls in a set. One set of dolls is crafted from one piece of wood. This ensures that the wood is the same density and moisture for all of the pieces created. Talented woodworkers are able to craft as many as a dozen separate figures. Each piece of the set is hollow, except one, allowing the second largest doll to be inserted into the next larger, and so on down the line to the smallest of figures. This smallest doll is the only one that does not open. After the basic set has been carved, the painting of the figures is really what brings life to these dolls.
The decorating that is done on these dolls is hand painted and often very elaborate. These highly detailed depictions were traditionally only of a family, but have expanded to include themed artwork. This could be a serious depiction of such things as Soviet leaders to the whimsical side of portraying fairy tale characters.
If you are searching for a unique gift, adding to a collection, or starting a collection of Traditional Russian Nesting Dolls or Semenov Russian nesting dolls is the perfect answer. From their creation in 1890, these nesting dolls of the classic traditional Matryoshka design are a beautiful way to display intricate handmade artwork that is still very popular and collectable today.