About: In today's new jigsaw puzzle we feature some beautiful, hand painted matryoshka dolls. Also known as Russian nesting/nested dolls, matryoshka dolls are sets of wooden dolls of decreasing size placed one inside the other. The first Russian nested doll set was carved in 1890 by Vasily Zvyozdochkin from a design by Sergey Malyutin. Traditionally the outer layer is a woman, dressed in a sarafan, a long and shapeless traditional Russian peasant jumper dress. The dolls often follow a theme, the themes vary, from fairy tale characters to Soviet leaders. Puzzle Of The Day On:
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