Like Belogora doll Ruslana also painted in blue colors which is similar to the Gzhel style. But unlike other dolls background of this doll is wood itself and this is very unusual technique!
Wood, Tempera, gouache, lacquer. Waterproof multilayered lacquer. Height of the first doll is 12 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.
Birch is the even white-trunked light tree giving the transparent shade, decorating at any season any rural view, enjoys special love in Russia. Since old years the birch was the image of Russia. The simple and touching beauty of the birch imparts it the high esthetic value.
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.
Untuk pembuatan keranjang, kita perlu kapas dalam dua warna untuk dasar dan satu lagi untuk muka boneka (merah muda atau putih) kapas. Saya menggunakan kapas dengan bunga dan Shirtings berwarna merah muda.