She deviates from my usual Nature photographs… however, the Russian artists who create these unique wooden dolls depend on Linden logs to perform their craft. This one is a favorite of mine… a Christmas Matryoshka. She’s from a collection I started years ago that was inspired by a gift from my Grandmother.
What do you think she holds inside? If you guessed a set of nesting dolls, you will be surprised!
This variation was developed by a group of artists that calls itself Matryona. Instead of nested dolls, inside are tall, thin Christmas ornaments- people, trees, churches, and soldiers.
Isn’t this a wonderfully ornate creation?
Weekly Photo Challenge: “Ornate“