JAMES BOND – MATRYOSHKA

Polish Wooden Matryoshka-Style Gun Bullet Shaped James Bond Set (65 x 150mm) Located In Prague. Features Five James Bond Figures, Sean Connery, Daniel Craig, Pierce Brosnan, Timothy Dalton And Roger Moore (Special Thanks To Isabelle Hackl)

Related To The Russian Matryoshka (матрёшка) Doll Refers To A Set Of Wooden Dolls Of Decreasing Size Placed One Inside The Other. The First Russian Nested Matryoshka Doll Set Was Carved In 1890 By Russian Vasily Zvyozdochkin From A Design By Sergey Malyutin, Who Was A Folk Crafts Painter At Abramtsevo.

Traditionally The Outer Layer Is A Woman, Dressed In A Sarafan, A Long And Shapeless Traditional Russian Peasant Jumper Dress. The Figures Inside May Be Of Either Gender; The Smallest, Inner-Most Doll Is Typically A Baby Turned From A Single Piece Of Wood. Much Of The Artistry Is In The Painting Of Each Doll, Which Can Be Very Elaborate. The Dolls Often Follow A Theme, Aside From The Traditional Peasant Girls, The Themes Vary, From Fairy Tale Characters To Soviet Leaders.
Hand Made, Poland 2012

Various James Bond Matryoshka Sets Overview

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