The Matryoshka Twist


Traditional Matryoshka dolls have the outer layer as a woman in traditional Russian peasant dress.

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However they are also produced with a twist – from fairy tale characters to Russian leaders …

matryoshka nesting dolls

Or inspired by Matisse …

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Or Gaugin …  

matryoshka nesting dolls

  … Nativity dolls with an added dimension.

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The designs and painting can be quite elaborate …

matryoshka nesting dolls

matryoshka nesting dolls

Weekly Photo Challenge is: Twist

28 thoughts on “The Matryoshka Twist

    1. No, I restrained myself. Naturally the ones I preferred were the most expensive ones. But a daughter does – I’ve picked up a few for her in travels – including some penguin ones.


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