Matryoshka Snowmaiden is painted in Semionovo style and it describes Russian Snowmaiden or as it sounds in Russian Snegurochka. Snowmaiden is a personage of Russian fairy tales. In Soviet time Snegurochka considered to be a granddaughter of Ded Moroz (Father Frost).
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.