The Old Russian style of painting was created by artists of Sergiev Posad. There, inspired by the Japanese toy with a picture of the wise man Fukuruma, master V. Zvyozdochkin, and artist S. Malyutin created the first Matryoshka. It was an eight pcs nesting doll in the form of a girl with a black rooster, that included Matryoshka-boys and Matryoshka-girls inside. This is how Russian Matryoshka history has begun.
The idea quickly took root among the Russian artisans, and soon the new versions of painting started to appear, gradually separating into different styles. The first one to arrive was the Old Russian style (also called Sergiev or Zagorsk style, or Original Matryoshka as well) — simplified painting with a large number of smooth horizontal contours and emphasized geometry.
We offer different versions and different sizes of Original Russian Matryoshka. In addition, in this section you can find the author's interpretation of the first Matryoshka design — they are easy to recognize by the "accessory" of the largest doll — it will certainly be carrying a hen or a rooster in her hands. For example, our designers have developed a 5 pcs Matryoshka with a black rooster, and this design successfully combines wood burned contours and colorful painting.