These BABOUSHKA WOODEN NESTING DOLLS ARE are simply adorable!
Historically a Matryoshka doll, also known as a Russian nesting doll, Russian doll, or Baboushka is a set of wooden dolls of decreasing size placed one inside another. A set of matryoshkas consists 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
This gorgeous 5 piece set is painted in bright colours with a lovely flower design. Line them all up and display them from biggest to smallest. Change them around from smallest to biggest! Nest them inside one another and get them out again.
The BABOUSHKA WOODEN NESTING DOLLS have been decorated in child friendly non toxic paint and made from managed plantation timber. They adhere to Australian Toy Standards.
What a lovely gift!
Have you seen our range of Dear Little Letterboxes? They look beautiful and encourage reading, writing and social skills. You might want to combine one with these BABOUSHKA WOODEN NESTING DOLLS
AGE: 3 Years+
SIZE: Largest doll is 14cm and Smallest is 4cm