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The magical Matryoshka doll


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Deanna Jaxine Stinson: A Matryoshka doll is a treasure of Russia. The Matryoshka is a beautiful doll commonly made from wood or metals. It consists of a large doll in the artistic rendition of popular saints, political leaders and artists. It opens in half to reveal similar dolls that are smaller upon each opening. There are many variations and a black box from China that held a grain of rice in the middle, was the first known inspiration.

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Thank you. I never knew there was a story behind the dolls. Just thought they were a pretty and unique toy. : )

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I had a set of these wooden dolls when I was young, they were a present from my godmother. I knew they were called 'Russian dolls' but I didn't know anything else about them. I used to like taking them apart and lining them up in a row, they twisted to open if I remember right except for the smallest doll which didn't open at all. They kept me amused for ages, I don't know what happened to them, it's a long time since I've seen them.

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I use to have a set of these little dolls as well. They were a nice toy to play with.

Goodness only knows what ever happened to them though :unsure2:

I've seen them in specialty shops - so it's nice that they are still around.

It was interesting to read the article and learn a bit more about their history.

Thanks for sharing.

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Thank you for this story. You taught me more about something I have loved for years. I collect them! :clap:

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