Communist Nesting Doll

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Ever wonder what living under Soviet communism did to the Russian soul? Well here is a nesting doll that depicts the transformation. The innermost piece is a happy, traditional, innocent matryoshka girl. The middle "maiden" is a serious Soviet woman bearing a hammer and sickle. Consternation on her brow reveals the honeymoon with utopian dreams is over. Finally, the largest doll is a vampire matryoshka, symbolic of the Soviet state. The doll reads "Museum of Communism" on the back, as the concept for this Russian doll was derived from a poster advertising the Museum of Communism in Prague, Czech Republic.

Production Techniques: Hand Painting/ Decoupage. This nesting doll was carved in the Upper Volga region, the Russian center of nesting doll carving.  

  • 3pc
  • 3.5"
  • 100% Natural Linden Wood
  • Made in Russia
  • Small parts, not children under 3 years.