The Magic Pike Fairytale - Matryoshka Nesting Eggs
available exclusively at Russian Treasure store.
Model - [E5Em]
Number of dolls: 5
This set of five Matreshka nesting eggs is a fine example of Russian artwork, hand crafted and personally selected from the artists that we have worked with for many years. The unique author's design features a famous Russian fairy tale "Emelya and the Magic Pike".
The story unfolds with each scene in these Matreshka nesting eggs depicting the most luminous episodes of the folktale. Emelya, the youngest son in the family and a fool as considered by the others, is painted in the second Matreshka nesting egg holding a pike, which he had caught. But the pike appeared to possess a magic gift and she promised to grant Emelya all his wishes – all he had to say was: "By the pike's wish, at my command", and everything would be done. Thus the next Matreshka nesting egg depicts Emelya lying on the stove, which drove to the palace by itself. Tsar's daughter fell in love with Emelya, and they lived in a big marble palace happily ever after, with Emelya turning into a handsome prince – all by the pike's wish – so relates the biggest Matreshka nesting egg in the set.
The fantastic plot of the story finds a picturesque representation in this set of Matreshka nesting eggs, concentrating on the gold accents of the pike's crown and the ornaments of Emelya's red caftan, with the royal blue of princess' dress sprinkled with delicate pearls.
Each Matreshka nesting egg is embellished at the bottom with the rich watercolor rubies, sapphires, and emeralds. A one-of-a-kind handicraft, this set of Matreshka nesting eggs will make a perfect gift on Christmas, Easter, or any other occasion.