This darling set of nesting dolls combines artistic traditions of both Russia and Japan to make a fabulous gift idea for all cat lovers.
Matryoshka dolls, also known as Russian dolls or nesting dolls, are typically a set of hollow wooden dolls that are of various sizes and placed inside one another. This traditional Russian folk artwork was first made in 1890. The style became popular around the world starting in around 1900.
The beckoning cat figurine, called Maneki-neko, is a sign of good luck in Japan. Often made of ceramic or plastic, the figurines traditionally feature a Japanese Bobtail cat breed and show the cat sitting with one paw raised.
These golden-colored wooded dolls are a fun mashup of the two craft styles of Matryoshka dolls and Maneki-neko. The cat doll figures are painted gold with black features and red and green details. There are five dolls total, with the smallest, solid doll decorated with a Japanese character. The largest cat doll figure is about 5" tall.
This unique set of nesting dolls designed as cats is a fun gift idea for cat lovers everywhere, especially if they have any interest in either of the special art styles.