Matryoshka Doll Gnomes is painted in Semionovo style describes Ded Moroz (Father Frost - Russian Santa). The doll is made in unusual shape of an egg.
Semionovo is a small town located near Nizniy Novgorod, this region is known by old traditions of wood crafts. Now these old tradition are still alive and carefully cherished. These nesting dolls are produced at the "Semionov rospis" ("Semionovo painting") factory that actually organized individual crafters and artists. Each nesting doll is painted manually so each of them has its own individual spirit and aura.
The nested egg is made of soft and light wood of lime tree, painted with non-toxic paints and finished with some layers of glossy lacquer.