Is that a koala in your sloth or are you just happy to see me?

I recently came across the Russian nesting doll art of Irina Troitskaya and thought I would share. Also called matryoshka, matreshka, or "those things are freaking awesome" in Russian, nesting dolls are a traditional artform from the town of Semyonov, where the land was terrible for farming, but the trees were great for nesting dolls. Irina creates her matryoshka on a per order basis only, so get in line!

"Queer Fellows"

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Animals from Russian fairy tales

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Set of five animals

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Set of white animals

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The backs of aforementioned white animals

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See all her work here or her animal nesting dolls here.

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