Vintage Soviet Balsa wood national costume dolls


The image above shows 15 beautiful handmade miniature balsa wood dolls, painted and decorated with wool and paper. Each doll has the nationality of a lady from that former Soviet country, in Russian on its base and is wearing the national costume of the country.  They appear to date from the late 1920s to 1940s and are extremely rare especially in the full set.  I fell in love with these and someone I knew had brought them, I didn’t even see them when I was looking around, but he kindly sold them to me.   I’ve only ever seen partial sets of these before so it was lovely to find the complete set.  These are now for sale on my website Antik Seramika.

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