5-piece traditional matryoshka red



5-piece traditional matryoshka red



Authentic and traditional Russian matryoshka with 5 dolls of various sizes that fit perfectly into each other. Handmade from a single piece of wood.

Semenovskaya model: The matryoshka with the most classical style originates from the town of Semenov and is characterised by its design of a young girl with a headscarf and an apron with a flower pattern.

As this is a handmade product there may be slight differences in the design of the flowers.

5 pieces: 17 cm / 14 cm / 9 cm / 5 cm / 4 cm

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17 cm


Linden wood




The meaning of the traditional matryoshka

The matryoshka doll is a classic toy with more than 100 years of tradition in Russia. Its name comes from the word ‘Matryona’, meaning mother of the family and connecting these precious dolls with the idea of family and fertility.

But despite being recognised as one of the icons of the Russian craftsmanship, the matrioshka dolls were not originally created in Russia. As we have already written in our blog, it looks like it originated in Japan. A famous Russian entrepreneur and patron of the arts, returning from a trip to Japan, brought back a series of nested figures representing the seven divinities of fortune. One of his collaborators decided to adapt these figures with a traditional Russian design and the original matryoshka doll was born.

Mamushkas en venta en una tienda en San Petersburgo
Photo: Flickr / Tobias Begemann

Authentic and original matryoshka

Our matryoshkas are a 100% original Russian product, handmade by craftsmen in the Nizhny Novgorod area. This region still concentrates the semi-artisanal production of 60% of Russian matryoshkas, in particular the towns of Semenov and Polkhov-Maidan.

Traditionally, they are made from lime wood harvested in spring, when these trees begin to secrete sap. As a measure of quality, all the pieces that are part of a matrioshka must be taken from the same piece of wood. The manufacturing process is carried out with great care and skill by the craftsmen, making these matryoshkas an authentic and original gift.

Different models of the traditional matryoshka

The most traditional matryoshka models almost always have a flower design and bright colours. At Fantastik you can find different models of matryoshkas, from the most classic to a matryoshka made in India, with paintings inspired by Hinduism.