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Nesting Doll ("Matryoshka")
Number of Seats: 7
Artist: Penkina Hight: 5 3/4"
Price: $69.95 Stock #: 7m196

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There was once a Fox and a Hare. The Fox had a house made of ice, the Hare a house made of wood. The spring came and melted the Fox's house, while the hare's hut stood firm and strong. The Fox asked the hare if she could come in to warm herself, the Hare let her in and in a few days the Fox drove the Hare out.

Different animals tried to help the Hare, but failed, only the brave Rooster frightened the Fox and she fled.

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The nesting dolls that you see here are made by a group of artists in Moscow, Russia. Russian craftsmen have been making nesting dolls since the mid-1700s. This lovely and entertaining art form has won a multitude of awards and hearts worldwide.

The raw material used in making the dolls are Lime logs, which are air dried for several years. Every piece passes through as many as 15 turning operations. The turning is all done by hand, and by eye. No measurements are involved. All of these operations require great skill and patience. The doll is then allowed to dry before being primed and painted.

These dolls also make a wonderful and educational toy, developing coordination skills and the sense of shape and size.

Warning: Choking Hazard The primary safety concern with nesting dolls is that many of them contain small parts that might cause an infant to choke. Therefore, very few nesting dolls are appropriate for children 4 years of age, or younger. Please do not let your children put nesting dolls into their mouths! Small children can play with nesting dolls only under proper supervision and care of an adult.

"Matreshkas" carry a rich tradition and always turn into family heirlooms.

Comes with the Certificate of Authenticity.