10 Piece Iconography
Height of tallest matryoshka: 21cm
Beautifully painted with additional gold leaf work, this matyroshka is unusual because it is made of birch. Most matryoshkas are made of linden or lime wood, and rarely is birch used due to its hardness and tendency to be difficult to turn. However the result is a dark warm brown carcass at the back of the matryoshka, left relatively unadorned except for the Russian Orthodox Crucifix.