Colorful Rows of Matryoshkas Gathering Together

Colorful Rows of Matryoshkas Gathering Together
«Colorful Rows of Matryoshkas Gathering Together»

Cute Russian nesting dolls “Matryoshka” set in rows by color gathering together to the center from a biggest to a little one on display at one many covered vendor stalls in trade rows of Vernissage Craft Market in Izmailovo.

The history of one of the most famous and well-known Russian souvenirs started before the revolution at the end of the 19th - beginning of the 20th century, when they started to make nesting wooden dolls; dolls with smaller dolls stacked within the bigger ones. The idea of stacked dolls was taken from Japan but became popular only in Russia and they called it with the name that comes from Matryona, or Matryosha, which was a very popular female name at that time. Traditional Russian Matryoshkas are usually painted by artists or students in bright colors using different styles of art schools (Palekh, Gzhel, Zhostovo or Khokhloma) with beautiful female images, stunning coats and as an addition, they may be adorned with miniatures showing stories from different Russian fairy tales.

Photo #223 taken on July 21, 2016 during shopping in Izmailovo Craft Market "Vernisazh" with my dear clients from Switzerland, Niggi Widmer, and New Zealand, Angela McDonald.

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