The nesting matryoshka doll is an international favorite. Almost everyone loves to explore anything that can be opened, just to see what is inside. The first matryoshka was made over a hundred years ago in Russia to promote an interest in the romance of the countryside. The novelty of the doll has since inspired artists from around the world.
Golden Cockerel uses non-toxic paints compliant with CPSIA. Golden Cockerel have tested the materials use in production at their nesting doll workshop in St. Petersburg, Russia, and know them all to be lead-free. Furthermore, the non-toxic, water-based lacquer which coats their nesting dolls provides a protective barrier between the paint and any child who might gnaw, suck, or chew on their products.
Please note that the primary safety concern with nesting dolls is that many of them contain small parts that might cause an infant to choke. Please make sure your recipient is old enough and wise enough not to swallow the characters (around three and older).