Confessions of AttyArj

stack ’em up dolls | November 17, 2008

I was checking out when I stumbled upon these designer Matrioshka Dolls.

Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs


Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren




Aren’t they cute?   

Here’s some more.

I wish I can have one. 

Thank you Russian Vogue and for posting them =)


Here’s a little info about matrioshka/matryoshka dolls that I found in Wikipedia

A matryoshka doll, a Babushka doll or a Russian nested doll, also called a stacking doll, is a set of dolls of decreasing sizes placed one inside the other. “Matryoshka” (Матрёшка) is a derivative of the Russian female first name “Matryona”, which is traditionally associated with a fat, robust Russian woman.

A set of matryoshkas consists of a wooden figure which can be pulled apart to reveal another figure of the same sort inside. It has, in turn, another figure inside, and so on. The number of nested figures is usually five or more. The shape is mostly cylindrical, rounded at the top for the head and tapered towards the bottom, but little else; the dolls have no hands (except those that are painted). Traditionally the outer layer is a woman, dressed in a sarafan. Inside, it contains other figures that may be of both genders, usually ending in a baby that does not open. The artistry is in the painting of each doll, which can be extremely elaborate.

Matryoshkas are often designed to follow a particular theme, for instance peasant girls in traditional dress, but the theme can be anything, from fairy tale characters to Soviet leaders.



  1. my kids love them, too. nasira na nga yung binigay nung lola nila dahil halos every second e pinaglalaruan nila e. naiwan na lang yung malaki dahil hindi pa sya pisak 🙂

    Comment by kengkay — November 18, 2008 @ 5:09 pm

  2. yan pala ang tawag dyan… hehehe

    Comment by taps — November 19, 2008 @ 5:06 am

  3. my sister in law have a small collection of matrioshka dolls but they’re dressed in traditonal Russian clothes and none of them looked this fabulous! Love the marcjacobs outfit cute!cute!

    Comment by Ifchelle — November 23, 2008 @ 3:39 am

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