Like any Russian woman it has good command of flirt art. It seems to look at you, but, as if hesitating, takes away its eyes. At the same time it coquettishly smiles which confirms once again that it likes you.
Wood, gouache, waterproof lacquer. The height of the first doll is 11 cm.
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.
Balalaika is the Russian national three-stringed fingered instrument, with the length from 600—700 mm (prima balalaika) up to 1,7 meters (balalaika-contrabass), with triangular slightly bent (in XVIII-XIX centuries also oval) wooden body. Balalaika is one of the instruments turning (along with the accordion and, to a lesser degree, zhaleyka) into the musical symbol of the Russian people.