Soviet Matryoshka Dolls
My original Soviet dolls aka Matryoshki wish you a happy, healthy and successful new year 2014! What is inside this Russian doll?
Photo credit: Viki Secrets
This Soviet Matryoshka doll is actually a thermos bottle, but usually these dolls accommodate similar dolls of decreasing size inside them.
Hi, a Matryoshka doll is usually a wooden nested doll which contains similar dolls of decreasing size placed one inside the other. Traditionally, the outer layer depicts a rural woman, dressed in a Sarafan, which is a long traditional Russian dress. The innermost doll is typically a baby doll from a single piece of wood.
Soviet Matryoshka Doll
Outermost Mother doll
Medium doll housing the baby doll
This was the original Soviet price tag at the bottom of the doll. This doll was originally sold for 3 Rubles.
Happy New Year and Welcome 2014!
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Jaana on 2014-01-01 10:58
I is no SOVIET, but traditional Russian doll.
Viki Secrets on 2014-01-01 14:14
You are right. The concept itself is a Russian tradition, the title refers that these particular dolls were produced in the Soviet Union ;)