A perfect gift for any lover of Russian crafts or collector of nesting dolls. Our lovely purple hand-crafted Russian nesting dolls display true old world craftsmanship. Also called "matryoshkas" these beautiful Russian dolls are embellished with hand-painted flowers. This authentic wood-crafted traditional Russian toy will delight anyone. Russian nesting dolls were first crafted in 1890 and the traditional nesting doll begins with a woman dressed in a Russian peasant dress, then as the dolls decrease in size ends with a baby that is made from one single piece of turned wood.