Monday, December 22, 2014

Doll-A-Day 328:Santa Nesting Doll

  Today's doll is another from Ivy's nesting doll collection. It's this Santa.
They're called 'nesting dolls' obviously because the dolls nest inside one another.The nesting doll originated in Russia in 1890. The Russian name for a nesting doll is Matryoshka doll.
This guy has three more nests inside him.

Santa has a three dimensional beard on the outside nest, but the inner ones are smooth. Traditionally the very inner nest of a nesting doll is made from one solid piece of wood.
He looks a little worried. I don't blame him: It's almost Christmas eve!
Ivy has loads of nesting dolls, including two other Santas. This was her most interesting Santa.
See you tomorrow for another doll.

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