1 The Birth of Matryoshka

The Birth of Matryoshka

Posted on June 17, 2013 by team


Right now we are going to the village Polkhovskiy Maidan of the Nizhny Novgorod region to show how the main Russian souvenir is made.


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Life has not been changing for hundreds of years in this village. The same wood houses with ornamented tiles, the same bad roads, the same linden wood, the same craft. For the fourth century the main souvenir of Russia has been made here. Of course, we are talking about matryoshka. Local peasants learnt the craft from the monks of the Sarov monastery. In the beginning of the twentieth century wooden handicrafts were burnt out, some time later - painted. This is when the unique Maidan ornament and the landscape composition were formed.

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One Response to “The Birth of Matryoshka”

  1. jim says:

    i should sell

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