Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Matryoshka dolls

We saw a lot of these dolls, which I now know the proper name. (Having googled it) They're Russian in origin which may make you ask why are they seen in abundance in Budapest. First let's just have a go at describing them. They're wooden dolls shaped like an elongated egg. Their colors are gorgeous but you will have to take some time to look at each face. Some faces look better than others. Some have blonde hair but most have jet black hair.

The real Matryoshka dolls are a set of wooden dolls which have one doll inside another. As you remove them and set down aside, their sizes decrease until you finally come to a single weeny one. The more nested dolls in the more you'll have to pay.And they're all made from a single block of wood. Interesting yes?

The Russians ruled over Hungary for many years. So its inevitable we see a strong influence in their culture and souvenir:)

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