Babushka Dolls, Russian Matryoshkas and Stacking Eggs
Babushka dolls - this is other name of the Russian nesting doll. The name "Babushka" in Russian means "grandma" and this is hard to guess why people started to call this wood toy babushka doll. These Russian dolls often are painted in flowers themes and they are most popular. Flower type Russian matryoshka dolls usually are painted in Sergiev Posad town - this is an old center of Russian wooden crafts, they say that the first nesting doll was painted in Sergiev Posad. Artists use bright tempera paints to paint gloral design babushka dolls but often they use special burning technique - instead of a paint the artist uses a hot needle to make drawing.