A doll within another. Most of the 80's and 90's kid have played with these dolls. These dolls have maintained their charm over generations.
Matryoshka dolls are also called Russian nested dolls. The doll was first designed by a Russian in 1890.
These Dolls are hollow and usually, 5-6 dolls of decreasing size are placed one inside another. These dolls carry various themes like peasant girls, animal figures, fairy tail many more.
An Interesting thing of the dolls is it was designed to depict family structures. Like bigger one is father and mother and inner smaller dolls are offspring. Some of it had Russian president figures arranged in decreasing order.
The dolls are constructed from one block of wood. Usually, the wood selected is lime or breach
These dolls have become famous souvenir from Russia. The antique Matryoksha dolls have large collector value.
In 1996 Swedish diplomat used Matryoksha dolls, to send 23 films of classified information from Russia to Sweden. Russian intelligence agency busted the ring and caught the spy.