BestPysanky’s Russian line of ornaments showcases colorful characters of the Slavic culture. The Ded Moroz also called Morozko, is the Slavic counterpart of Santa Claus. It also translated to Father Frost, known for bringing gifts to children on New Year’s Eve. Ded Moroz is usually seen with a long white beard, wears a red and sometimes icy blue heel-long fur coat, semi-round fur hat, and a valenki or the traditional Russian winter felt boots. Matryoshka doll, also known as the Russian nesting dolls, is one of the most sought-after souvenirs. They are known as set wooden stackable dolls in which the dolls are decreasing in size and are placed one inside another. The word matryoshka is a Russian word which means “little matron”. It represents motherhood, family and fertility, and the Russian babushka or a strong female matriarch.
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