Masha and The Bear Nesting Doll Set 5pc. /6 - brand new with felt pouch with ribbon closure.Small parts, not children under 3 years. This matryoshka illustrates a fairy tale as well known in Russia as Goldilocks is in America. A young girl may not seem to have a chance after becoming lost in the woods and caught by a bear, but this story of "brains over brawn" shows how even a little girl can overcome a mighty bear. She tricks him in to carrying her back to her grandparents in a backpack full of pancakes. Production Techniques: Hand Painting/ Decoupage. This nesting doll was carved in the Upper Volga region, the Russian center of nesting doll carving.
The carved pieced were assembled, doll inside a doll, then delivered to the Golden Cockerel workshop in St. The artists first hand paint the background, then apply various detailed elements, such as faces, which are printed on a very thin vinyl adhesive. It is the artist's magic brush that blends the two forms of artwork together into a unified piece. Finally each doll is covered in multiple layers of non-toxic water-based lacquer to make a marvelous matryoshka that will delight children and collectors. The bottom of the largest doll gets stamped with Golden Cockerel's "Made in Russia" mark of nesting doll quality, initialed by the artist, and dated.