If teaching a child to count is your goal, our soccer matryoshka is just what you need. 5 soccer players nest together in this authentic Russian doll. The largest doll has the number 1 on his jersey--open him up to find players 2, 3, 4, and 5 nested inside. Counting has never been so much fun! Each player has a unique hair color and his own soccer ball. This fun doll is sure to score points with your youngsters!
Production Techniques: Hand Painting/Decoupage. This doll was carved in the Upper Volga region, and then delivered to the workshop in St. Petersburg, Russia. Once there, artists first hand paint the background, then apply various detailed elements, such as faces, which we print on a very thin vinyl adhesive. Such elements are reproduced original works of art we make specifically for nesting doll design. It is the artist's magic brush that blends the two forms of artwork together into a unified piece. Finally, each doll is baptized in multiple layers of non-toxic water-based lacquer to make a marvelous matryoshka that will delight children and collectors. The bottom of the largest doll gets stamped with the "Made in Russia" mark of quality, initialed by the artist, and dated like a true collectible. We can only hope you will give it a good home.
Small parts, not for children under 3 years.]