Russian Wedding, Pushkin St. Petersburg - Russian Matreshka
available exclusively at Russian Treasure store.
Model - [M10SimWed]
Number of dolls: 10
These original Russian Matreshkas feature the central event in each person’s life - wedding. Bridal spectacular, shown here on the Russian Matreshkas set is traditional for Russian culture of 19th century Pushkin's St. Petersburg.
The Russian Matreshkas’ artist has depicted the main characters of traditional Russian wedding: young marrieds, witnesses - the best man and maid of honor (“svideteli” in Russian), parents of newly wedded couple and numerous guests. The “bread and salt” ceremony was captured on the Russian Matreshkas. Throughout the years, Russian weddings have adopted many western cultures, including bridesmaids and flower girls, but this ceremony, shown on Russian Matreshkas still is a must for true Russian wedding. The parents of the couple present the newly-weds with bread and salt to wish them luck and prosperity. In general, the word "bread" is associated in Russian culture with hospitality, bread being the most respected food, whereas salt is associated with long friendship, as expressed in a Russian saying "to eat a pood of salt (together with someone)".
Luxurious wedding garments, shown on Russian Matreshkas are traditional for Russian culture. What makes the wedding dress peculiar is its trimming first of all. Taking a closer look at the Russian Matreshkas, you can notice, that the bride’s dress is decorated with rich embroidery of ornaments depicting leaves and flowers. The wedding headwear of Russian bride consists of flower wreath and white-snow bridal veil. The hair is left tress. Later kokoshnik came to use as a wedding headdress, you can see it on the bride depicted on the upper part of the Russian Matreshkas. The bride is wearing kojoshnik strewn with round beads made of gold threads. According to the northern regions of Russia, the folks wished the newlyweds to have as many children as many beads the bride was having on her crown.
These Russian Matreshkas will become real pearl in your Russian art collection, because this set is really unique one, it was made for personal Russian Treasure order, so you can be sure in their exclusiveness.
The Russian Matreshkas will make a perfect and unordinary wedding or anniversary present.