OKSANA. East princess!
This elegant beauty arrived here from Kazan, – the city where the most part of the population is Moslems. For this reason its dress reminds so much the dress of the east princesses, and even somehow – the Indonesian kebaya.
Wood, Tempera, lacquer. It is executed in traditions of the Kazan area. Painting with the silver leaf. Waterproof lacquer.
In the nineties of XIX-th century A.Mamontova has brought to the Moscow toy workshop "Children's education" from Japan a figure of the good-natured bald old man - the wise man Fukurum. It was made as the small figures nested one in another.
In due time the Russian nesting dolls turned Sergiev Posad into the «toy capital». It happened before the revolution, but even today the skilled craftsmen can please us with the skillfully made toys. The known factory of toys produces the classical Zagorsk Russian nesting dolls, besides, there are a lot of the masters working in the city.