Friday, May 20, 2011

{matryoshka doll}

A matryoshka doll or babushka doll is a Russian nesting doll which is a set of dolls of decreasing sizes placed one inside the other. A set of matryoshkas consists of a wooden figure which separates, top from bottom, to reveal a smaller figure of the same sort inside, which has, in turn, another figure inside of it, and so on. The number of nested figures is traditionally at least five, but can be much more, up to several dozen with sufficiently fine craftsmanship. Modern dolls often yield an odd number of figures but this is not an absolute rule; the original Zvyozdochkin set, for instance, had an even number. The form is approximately cylindrical, with a rounded top for the head, tapering toward the bottom, with little or no protruding features; the dolls have no hands (except those that are painted). Traditionally the outer layer is a woman, dressed in a sarafan. The figures inside may be of either gender; the smallest, innermost doll is typically a baby lathed from a single small piece of wood (and hence non-opening). The artistry is in the painting of each doll, which can be extremely elaborate. 
(source: wikipedia)

Since Mbak Lila from Lemari Lila came into ideku handmade's workshop and ordered a baby blanket with a matryoshka-shaped, I thought that matryoshka is a unique figure and I love the story behind it. After finished creating a baby blanket for her (which I've never uploaded into this blog-but don't worry, you can still see it in her beautiful blog right here), and then ideku handmade try to make another creations based on matryoshka-shaped. they are funny, right?

{pink matryoshka doll}
{blue matryoshka doll}
{purple matryoshka doll}
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  1. Ah..simpankan satu set biru ya

  2. virusss nya mbakk lilaa menyebarr sik asikkk....ini emak nya mamuscha hihihihi