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This Russian doll describes Russian Santa - Ded Moroz and Snow Maiden - Snegurocha, they bring gifts for children in Christmas and New Year Even. The nesting doll is painted in Semionov style.
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.