Handcrafted in Russia This festive group of felines are ready for the holidays! The first Russian nesting doll (matryoshka) was born in 1890 in the workshop "Children's Education" situated in Abramtsevo estate new Moscow. This beautifully hand painted set is hand turned from aged linden wood and hand painted by local villagers during the winter months. Artist signed. Set of 5. Largest 5 1/2" T x 2 1/2" diameter.