(Traveled from December 18 to January 16)

These are some facts about the  Matryoshka or Russian doll:

  • The first Matryoshka doll, considered to be the most popular of all Russian souvenirs, was made in 1890 and was named after the most common Russian female name on that period.
  • The Matryoshka doll is actually a wooden doll set. It is sometimes referred to as “nesting doll” for having four or more dolls stacked inside the main or outermost doll. Other names include “babushka doll” and “stacking doll”.
  • Some custom matryoshka doll sets can contain more than thirty dolls.
  • The innermost doll is usually a baby.

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