Authentic Babuska Dolls coming!

We are proud to offer you authentic Russian Babushka Dolls, straight from the Moscow region, Russia. These intricate ornaments and charm collectors around the globe provide an invaluable insight into the rich culture of Russia.

Have you ever seen one of those wood figurines that opens up, only to find another one on the inside that also opens up, revealing yet another one, and it goes on until you have 5,7 or sometimes 9 pieces. These dolls are known as nesting dolls, babushka dolls, or matryoshka dolls. The tradition of making these dolls stems from Eastern and Central Europe and was mostly adopted by Russia.

Matryoshka Dolls as they are known are a time-honoured Russian tradition. The first nesting dolls were made in early 1890 inspired by souvenir dolls from Japan as wooden toys for kids. These days matryoshka dolls are firmly associated with Russia, they are now excellent gift for any occasion.

A set of matryoshka dolls consists of a wooden figure which can be pulled apart to reveal another figurine of the same sort inside. It, in turn, contains another one inside, and so on. The number of nested figures can be as few as three or as many as twenty. The dolls are typically made of linden tree (basswood), dried for at least 2 years to ensure their stability.

Any Babuska Doll's you purchase from our shop will be sent directly from this cultural haven to your home.

Babushka dolls come from Sergiyev Posad. Technically, the correct Russian name for the dolls is Matryoshka. Inaccurate terminologies such as Babushka dolls seem to have slowly seeped into the foreign vocabularies, however, for the Australian culture we will refer to them as Babushka Dolls. There is no disguising the charm of these delightful figurines. Hopefully, to you, these Babuska Dolls will not only themselves prove a marvellous children's toy or amazing gift, but a window into the rich, enchanting culture of the Russian people.
Whatever the case, our own kids surely loved them and have spent hours enjoying them, hope yours will also.