This is the first post in a series that I'm starting, sharing with you my Matryoshka doll collection. My mom started it for me while I was in High School. Every time we were in San Francisco we would stop by a small Russian import store, that sold these traditional nesting dolls exclusively. This tiny little shop located in Fisherman's Wharf was crowded with them, in all different sizes, designs, and themes. I would look into each of their delicately painted faces and be in awe of all the detailed work. Every following year, my mom would surprise me with a new doll on my birthday. I've never had a place to display them, so they've stayed hidden away, wrapped up in a box left in storage. Now that I have a place to call my own, I've taken them out and put them on a shelf, and I'm reminded of how uniquely beautiful each doll is.
Currently, I'm up to nine dolls, each one ranging in size and quality. This is the first one I'd like to share because well, it's one of my favorites. Can you tell why?
If you would like to learn more about Matryoshka dolls and their origin, go here.
Do any of you collect Matryoshka dolls?