This dedoushka, a nesting doll that represents an old man, 3-piece set is a rendition of Santa Claus as he is bringing the Christmas cheer. The wood doll figures have a round belly shape body style and detailed hand paintings. Bring some holiday spirit into any home, office, or toy box this season with this Santa Claus doll set. This magnificent set begins with Santa Claus (2.1" Tall), then a smaller Santa, and ends with a Snowman (0.75"). Available in variety of Santa motifs, please allow us to make selection for you.
Not suitable for children 3 years old and younger.
The beginning of the Matryoshka or Nesting Doll, starts in 1890 as a folk crafts workshop Russian painter, Sergei Maliutin, observed a set of Japanese wooden souvenir dolls representing Shichi-fuku-jin (the Seven Gods of Fortune) stacked one inside the other. Under new inspiration, Maliutin created an illustration of a Russian version eight doll set containing alternating girl and boy dolls with the innermost being a tiny baby. Carved by toy workshop man Vasiliy Zvezdochkin, Maliutin's concept was given life after he painted the first Russian Matryoshka set. In 1900 the doll set was awarded a bronze medal at the World Exhibition in Paris. Soon after the presentation at the Exhibition, several other places in Russia began crafting Matryoshki in multiple styles. Today modern artist throughout the world create their own styles of Matryoshkas with a wide variant of themes.