Kokeshi Micro Matryoshka nesting dolls are a 6 piece nesting doll Matryoshka set. Tiny, cute and very collectable… the Kokeshi range in size from only 3 1/4 inches tall to a mere 3/4 inch. Made in high-grade ABS plastic, these miniature Kokeshi Micro Matryoshka nesting dolls make a great addition to any nesting doll or doll collection.
Matryoshkas, or nesting dolls, first appeared in Russia during the 19th Century, and were thought to have been inspired by souvenir dolls from Japan. The name Matryoshka originates fron the name Matryona or Matriosha, which was a popular Russian female name of the time. Scholars say this name comes from the Latin root “Mater” meaning “mother”. The name Babushka has also been used for this kind of nesting doll set, meaning Grandmother in the Russian language. Well these Matryoshkas certainly aren’t your Grandmother’s Babushkas!!!!….