A Source For The Russian Doll Collector Provided By The National Geographic
The Russian Doll Collector will find this map produced by the National Geographic Society, a very informative accessory, it is very colorful and has illustrations of attire and captions on many of the districts of the Russian (Soviet Union) population. You will be able to identify costumes that are worn by Russian dolls as well as to acquaint yourself with information from that region.
pictures which accompany the text are pictures from my own Russian
Doll collection and are presented at random. Following is quoted some
of the information which has been updated from the earlier map. Even
it is outdated as you will see by reference to the Soviet Union, but
the regional data is helpful in determining its relation to the
Russian dolls we long to identify.
only to the Russian as the Soviet Union's largest ethnic group, the
hard-working Ukrainians proudly maintain their colorful folk culture
and their unique literacy tradition. Ukrainians suffered heavy losses
in World War II. Today they harvest grain and vegetables from
collective farms and man factories that process millions of tons of
iron and steel."
Mordwa Women and Ukraine Boy
is apparently a Central Asian republic. ".......the third
largest ethnic group in the Soviet Union.
fabled cities of Samarkand and Tashkent ......". Fortunately,
this is one group of Russian dolls that is relatively easy to locate.
More information about this map will be provided for the Russian Doll Collectors as time goes on.
has a rather large set of listings of vintage Russian dolls for sale,
if you are interested in a purchase, or to find values, if
looking for costs, it is necessary to register with eBay "The
Moldavians cling to a slice of black earth wedged between the Ukraine
and Romania......they have close cultural ties to Romania. Moldavians
now bolster a farm economy with fast developing light industry."
RUSSIAN "Under the czars, they ranged from the Baltic Sea to the Pacific.......... Their character was indelibly engraved by artists such as Tolstoy, Pushkin, and Tchaikovsky. "
Village Boy and Village Woman
you have made it this far, you too have an interest in the vast
country and its people located on the other side of the world from
More information regarding the Russian peasants of the past two centuries can be found at your local library. Copy machines are available at most, enabling you to take home the images of Russian people in their regional attire.
there is anyone out there located in the Russian country or Provinces
that knows anything about the origin of your countries magnificent
cloth dolls from the 1930's forward...........please email with any
and all information. Isn't international communication
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