Weird Looking Russian Matryoshkas

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As we already told, “matryoshka” has become one of the most famous symbols of the Russian culture through all over the world. It’s a traditional Russian wooden toy. Such nesting doll can hold up to about 30 smaller dolls inside, put in each other, from the biggest one up to the smallest. They are usually painted in accordance with Russian tradition. But recently some Russian designers and artists have started to express another views on matryoshkas.

For example, this time Irina Troitskaya, a Moscow illustrator, has converted matryoshkas into some weird creatures.

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27 thoughts on “Weird Looking Russian Matryoshkas”

  1. How wonderful! What an exquisite idea. Of course, there have been other examples of non-traditional matreshkas, such as political leaders, etc. I remeber seeing a series with Gorbachev’s likeness painted on them. This is a very creative expansion of an original idea, and the fanciful animals depicted are truly interesting.

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  2. I think they are nice, but maybe not as crazy russian art as we are expecting. The badger gave me an idea of mathreska-doll full of badgerbadger-clones 🙂

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    • Sounds like a Russian style market segmentation strategy or possibly a niche market for your wooden trinkets. You guys going to start embracing modern manufacturing technologies and make these things out of plastic?

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    • Badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger badger MUSHROOM MUSHROOM!

      And anyways, these look as much like real animals as traditional matryoshkas look like real people, so chill.

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    • You said:

      “What the f-bomb is that? Thats not art. My little 3 year old nephew can paint something better than that. Thats a disgrace to a Russian tradition. They look awful. Like seriously, what the f-bomb is it?”

      Twice you asked what they were and I told you. I think your tin-foil hat has slipped down over your eyes.

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  3. Please guys do you really need to express yourselves with such profanity, it really is very juvenile. It’s alright to have a bit of fun, but you are just being offensive. Is there no one from this website prepared to delete this stuff?

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  4. These are absolutely beautiful. I have been looking for some months now for an original set of nesting dolls for my tattoo. I think I have found them. To whomever made these; please marry me.

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