Notably, matryoshka or the Russian nesting doll depicts a babushka. It is an image of a Russian woman wearing a sarafan, or the traditional jumper dress, decorated with unique floral designs.
Sometimes the babushka is also illustrated carrying a bouquet of flowers such as roses, daisies, and poppies. This unique wood painting pattern follows the 17th-century Russian folk art known as Khokhloma. It’s the handicraft style widely known for its nature-inspired lines and curves arrangement. It symbolizes the emphasis on nature, as Russia has the world’s largest forest area.
Take a look at BestPysanky’s collection of floral nesting dolls as it models the khokhloma painting style.