This valuable matryoshka was painted in Russia by a skilled artist named Lonuchenkova. Lonuchenkova patiently painted each of these 10 dolls with a wonderful Winter scene on the front (with the Troika on the 3 biggest dolls), and a breathtaking floral shawl on the back. Every inch of this nesting doll has delightful detail... from the gold trim and shimmering paint, to the realistic folds and creases in her shawl, and to the painted bottom of the doll. It is not easy to capture the beauty of this matryoshka with images alone. It is simply stunning in person!