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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Matryoshka Coffee Table Book
A book about matryoshkas, the perfect gift for your friend who is obsessed with nesting dolls. This out-of-print book is colorful and informative. "Russian Matryoshka" is a 63 page book, written by Larissa Solovieva and Marina Marder in the 1993. It has become one of the best known books on Russian matryoshka dolls, covering the history of Russian Matryoshka Dolls and how they are manufactured, and it shows various kinds of paintings, and the famous places where they are made such as Sergyiev Posad, Semenov, Polkhovsky, Maiden, and a few others. Any collector of nesting dolls must have this book!
There are other Russian books that may be of interest to you, for instance "The Littlest Matryoshka" comes with a set of Red Roses nesting dolls, available at The Russian Store.
The Russian Store also has a lot of kid's educational books with Russian language. Great for adults learning the Russian language too!