I recently came across the Russian nesting doll art of Irina Troitskaya and thought I would share. Also called matryoshka, matreshka, or “those things are freaking awesome” in Russian, nesting dolls are a traditional artform from the town of Semyonov, where the land was terrible for farming, but the trees were great for nesting dolls. Irina creates her matryoshka on a per order basis only, so get in line!
Animals from Russian fairy tales
Set of five animals
Set of white animals
The backs of aforementioned white animals