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This breathtaking doll collection of historically correct portraits is displaying immediate members of the Hawaiian Royal Dynasty such as
- King David Kalakaua (The Merry Monarch)
- Princess Kaiulani
- Queen Liliuokalani (The Last Queen)
- King Kamehameha II
- King Kamehameha the Great
Each of deeply cherished royal names is beautifully printed on the figurines.
The dolls were designed in Hawaii, crafted and hand-painted in Russia.
- Nesting Dolls - Alii - Hawaiian Royal Dynasty - 5-piece Matryoshka (discontinued)
- Five dolls nesting one inside another
- Polished Lime tree wood
- Dolls appearance may vary slightly from the displayed image since each doll is uniquely crafted and hand painted by the professional Russian Artist in Moscow
- Height of the biggest doll: 6"
- Height of the smallest doll: 1.75"
- Exclusively signed by the Artist at the bottom of the first doll
- Each doll is handmade in exquisite detail and unique
- Dolls capture and combine great Hawaiian history with Russian folk art
- Museum quality doll collection
- Made in Russia, designed in Hawaii
- Distributed by Universal Artists (MiliMili Dolls Collection)
- Item #: d401
- Regular Waikiki price: $149.00
- Aloha price: $99.95
The style of doll making you see at this web site is called Russian Matryoshka; hand-painted wooden dolls nestled or fitting into one another that is a symbol of Russian Folk Art.
The first doll was purportedly first fashioned after a Japanese doll showing a sage by the name of Fukuruma. Some Japanese have claimed that a Russian Monk created the first doll.
Lime trees, known for its flowers from which honey with healing properties is obtained, are used to make Matryoshkas. Turning operations rely on intuition and great skill rather than exact measurements. After the hand-turning work is done, the dolls are cleaned, primed with starchy glue, polished, and painted. Then they are set out to dry for a few days and then given several coats of lacquer to give these dolls their brilliant shine. The largest doll in each set is signed by the Artist in Moscow.
These unique dolls from Russia are well-known and loved throughout the world and are now designed in Hawaii to depict designs expressive of Hawaii and the cultures that influence the islands, as Hawaii continues to be the melting pot of the Pacific.
Gift wrapped. Comes with Hawai'i post card. Please enter a gift message in the Comments field during checkout.
Sold Out and discontinued.