Nesting Dolls – Beautiful Works of Art

Collecting Nesting Dolls

What are nesting dolls?

These decorated wooden dolls “with a secret” are also called matryoshka dolls or babushka dolls. They are recognized even in the countries thousand miles away from Russia. Taking a Russian nesting doll back home is a must among tourists from Europe and the United States alike.

What is a babushka doll?

A matryoshka doll (Russian: матрёшка; IPA: [mɐˈtrʲɵʂkə] ( listen), matrëška), also known as Russian nesting doll or Russian doll, refers to a set of wooden dolls of decreasing size placed one inside another.

What does Matryoshka mean in Russian?

Russian Babushka Matryoshka Dolls. Russian. Babushka Dolls. Originally called Matryoshka dolls, from the Latin word ‘mater’, meaning mother.

Matryoshka Dolls, Nesting Dolls or Stacking Dolls

A set of matryoshkas consist of a wooden figure which separates, top from bottom, to reveal a smaller figure of the same sort inside, which has, in turn, another figure inside of it, and so on.

“The first Russian nested doll set was made in 1890 by Vasily Zvyozdochkin from a design by Sergey Malyutin, who was a folk crafts painter at Abramtsevo. Traditionally the outer layer is a woman, dressed in a sarafan, a long and shapeless traditional Russian peasant jumper dress. The figures inside may be of either gender; the smallest, innermost doll is typically a baby turned from a single piece of wood. Much of the artistry is in the painting of each doll, which can be very elaborate. The dolls often follow a theme; the themes may vary, from fairy tale characters to Soviet leaders. The matryoshka dolls are often referred to as “babushka dolls”, “babushka” meaning “grandmother” or “elderly woman”.

Collecting these Nesting Dolls is not only a wonderful hobby but can also can be collectible investments for the future. Some of them do go up in value based on the grouping, where they were made, how many were made, and of course condition. They should be treated with care if you want them as a valuable collectible. They can be just a great gift for someone or even played with if that is what you desire to do as well.

Nesting dolls now are quite varied and are not only a Russian or foreign item to the USA. This idea of stacking has become quite popular in the United States. Many are produced elsewhere and resemble popular American characters from movies and comics such as Marvel Superheros, Wizard of Oz Dolls, Star Wars Characters, and so many more!

Below I have featured quite a selection of these Nesting dolls for you to view as well as purchase right here! Please enjoy the show!

For more information and pricing simply click on the pics and tags provided below.

Featured Items

Wizard Of Oz Nesting Doll 5-Piece Set

This nesting doll features the original characters of the most famous American classic The Wizard of Oz; The portrait of Dorothy played by legendary Judy Garland is painted on the main matryoshka doll of this collection. This set is a great and a memorable gift for anyone. Carefully open the largest doll to reveal other pieces of this authentic and unique collection. Quantities are limited. Materials: lime wood, water-based paint, lacquer. The largest doll is about 8 inches tall.

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Nesting Dolls Frozen Disney Russian Dolls Matryoshka Babushka

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Nesting Doll Minions Original Russian Matryoshka Dolls

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Beautiful nesting doll Minions. In a set of 5 dolls. The best gift for your kids or a great collectible. The height of 6.7 inches (17 cm).

PPW Marvel Guardians of the Galaxy Nesting Dolls

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These Fun, high quality licensed toys and gifts appeal to collectors, fans and kids of all ages, Definitely Pop culture aware. Awesome!

Inuit Family 7 Piece Russian Nesting Doll

Limited Quantities!

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Adorable Inuit family is hand painted on the Russian set of 7 wooden nesting dolls. The largest doll depicts a head of the family dressed in traditional northern folk cloth such as parka, pants and mittens. The middle section of the doll shows beautiful outdoors of the area the Inuits live in. Smaller dolls represent other members of the family all wearing common cloth of northern region. The patterns, colors and sizes of the dolls may vary slightly from set to set since each collection is hand crafted. Available in very limited quantities. Signed by artist. Materials: lime wood, water based paint, lacquer. The largest nesting doll is about 8.5-9.0″H

NuoYa001 Set of 10 Wooden Nesting Matryoshka Russian Dolls

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These gorgeous Nesting dolls are shipped from Japan. The detail is amazing, and so many dolls too! These are some of my favorites.

Seven Breeds of Dogs Russian Nesting Dolls

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Here’s a matryoshka worth barking about! Wonderful renditions of a St. Bernard, English Sheep Dog, German Shepherd, Bulldog, Bassett Hound, Dachshund, and Pekinese are painted in life-like detail upon the 7 pieces of this set. A long-time favorite and Golden Cockerel exclusive, painted in their St. Petersburg, Russia, workshop by Dima Gavrilov.

Kiss Nesting Dolls Set of 5pcs Matryoshka Dolls

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Super Cool Kiss Nesting Dolls!

Features:

Contains 5 Dolls
Height 7” (18 cm) Largest Doll
Material: acrylic paints, lacquer, wood
Hand-painted
Made in Russia

Chubby Star Wars Series 1: Chubby Wookies Nesting Figures

Highly Collectible

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New from Hot Toys Star Wars nesting dolls. Each figure houses two more figures within, measuring 6.8 to 8.2 cm for the largest, 5.8 cm for the medium, and 4.8 cm for the smallest. Each set of figures also comes in a 30th anniversary window box showcasing all three figures. For Serious Collectors: Do Not Remove From Box, NRFB Value

Pit Bull Terrier 5-Piece Dog Nesting Dolls

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Known by many nicknames such as Pit, Pit Bull, APBT, American Pit Bull Terriers are the great fit as a companion or a police dog. Because of the key features of the American Pit Bull Terriers being strength and confidence, the dogs are excellent competitors in sport event. And now, the breed is realistically depicted on a set of 5 piece Russian nesting dolls. Each babushka doll features one portrait of a Pit bull dog on a lighter background that is framed around with a darker color border. The stacking dolls collection makes a great gift for all dog owners and everyone who loves the breed. Available in limited quantities. Materials: lime wood, water based paint, clear lacquer. The largest nesting doll is about 7″H.

Nesting Doll Collections

All these Nesting sets are some of my favorite pics. See if you agree. Great for gifts, birthdays, Mothers day, etc.

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Robots, Empire Star Wars & Ninjas

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Nesting Doll Mickey Mouse Disney Signed Matryoshka Russian Dolls

Beautiful Disney nesting doll for kids – Mickey Mouse and his friends. Nesting dolls painted by the artist, completely handmade. Nesting doll signed by the artist. In a set of 5 dolls.

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