Russian nesting dolls are exquisite. Not only do they look beautiful, but they are also quite fun. With a thirty piece nesting doll, you'd never know when the surprise will end.
Plus, there are so many different Russian doll designs to pick from. At Firebird Workshop, there is a nesting doll for everybody! If your Matryoshka doesn't exist yet, we'll make it.
What is a Nesting doll?
First, for those who don't know what a nesting doll is. A Russian nesting doll set or Matryoshka are dolls of diminishing sizes, placed one inside another.
The largest doll contains all the smaller ones. We have matryoshkas of all sizes, from one doll to five dolls in a set or eight, ten, and even thirty.
Buying a Nesting Doll: What you should consider
Here's what you should think about before buying a nesting doll.
Number of dolls
So, how many nesting dolls do you want in a set? Unlike the number of flowers in a bouquet, the number of dolls in a matryoshka set has no specific meaning. A three-piece or five-piece nesting doll set can represent each family member.
A ten-piece matryoshka set can represent ten years of growth or ten members of a family as well.
With a thirty-piece doll, you can tell a story or leave a legacy.
Nesting doll theme/design
Traditional nesting dolls portraying Russian folktales are the most common design available. If you are not in Russia, perhaps you have a limited choice in the design department.
Even in Russia, there are hundreds or thousands of mass-produced designs available to the average tourist.
If you are reading this, you are no average tourist, and you have exquisite taste for matryoshkas. Fortunately, unique hand-painted matryoshkas are our specialty.
At Firebird Workshop, we offer handpainted nesting dolls of various themes. Weddings, birthdays, pop culture, animals, interior, Montessori, Christmas, Halloween, and so much more.
Thinking about a personalized custom matryoshka set? You're in the right place.
How do you know which design is right for you?
First, you have to acknowledge why you are buying a nesting doll. If you visited Russia and could not purchase this souvenir during the trip, consider this: What was so special about this trip?
Find the highlight of your Russian adventure and find a design that will make you remember that moment. You have a remembrance of Russia, in general, and then another memory of the highlight of the trip through the doll's design.
Suppose you are buying it as an interior decor piece; you can either pick a doll that stands out or blends in with the overall home theme.
Maybe we have a particular design that you think will fit best with your interiors.
However, if you plan on gifting someone with a babushka doll, you have to think of a design that would endear the recipient to your gift. We can personalize existing nesting dolls for you, or you can place a custom order.
Let's talk about our children. Russian dolls are also fun toys. Any kind of design will be fun for your kid because it opens a never-ending 'present' that makes it great for children.
When getting a nesting doll set for a child, we recommend picking out designs like cartoon characters or animal-themed.
Hayao Miyazaki's animated movie theme is also a good choice.
Size and shape
When buying a nesting doll, you should consider size and shape. Do you want a ground decoration or a doll set for your tabletop or cabinet? We have nesting dolls of varying sizes and shapes.
We have egg-shaped nesting dolls or nesting eggs. We also have the pot-bellied nesting dolls in different sizes.
Size does matter. Our Thirty piece nesting doll is as tall as two American footballs placed edge to edge.
Like the first nesting doll centuries ago (1890), our Nesting dolls are made of wood. But not just any wood, Linden tree timber. Nesting dolls can also be made from papier mache or ceramic, but these types are very fragile.
You may be wondering why Linden wood? Linden tree has very little grain and is malleable to any shape.
We use water-based tempera paints on our stacking dolls. Tempera paint is very long-lasting. Its colors do not deteriorate over time, unlike oil paints, which tend to darken with age.
We also use non-toxic, eco-friendly, VOC free, wood varnish. Varnish or lacquer brings out the grain and shine, adding a layer of protection and keeping the dolls looking new.
Just before you go...
Thank you for reading and visiting our website. We hope you'll come back for more information or for our nesting dolls itself. Have a nice day!