Nesting dolls painted in Semenovo style is easy to recognize – they are painted with bright colors, mainly red and yellow, bright roses are painted on the front side of the nesting doll . With these laconic signs all dolls by different artists look different. The first Semenovo nesting doll was painted in 1913 and since that time this style was developed into unique style of decorative painting. Semenovo is a small town located near Nizniy Novgorod, this region is known by old traditions of wood crafts. Now these old tradition are still alive and carefully cherished. These nesting dolls are produced at the ” Semenovo rospis” (“Semenovo painting”) town that actually organized individual crafters and artists. Each nesting doll is painted manually so each of them has its own individual spirit and aura.
Painting of nesting dolls is rich but not heavy, at first glance the may seem a little bit naive and simple but this style makes the nesting doll especially attractive is for children. Children love to play with these nesting dolls.
As all of our matrysohka babushka Russian nesting dolls, this one is handcrafted in the heart Russia. It is hand turned from linden wood and then hand painted by a professional nesting doll artist. It is a typical nesting doll, and each smaller piece of the set fits into the next larger one. Each doll is coated with 3-5 layers of crystal clear lacquer.
As with all our dolls this one has been signed by the artist.
*Each doll is handmade and hand-painted, actual sizes and styles may vary slightly