matryoshka", and Ebay boasts 3,784 results for "nesting doll". It could get so out of hand, so quickly. When I decided I would like to bring matryoshkas back into my life (I had a gorgeous set as a child, still packed away at my parents house), I quickly laid down some parameters:
- Orphaned matryoshkas only! No full sets or mostly-complete sets, just independent little ladies in need of a good home.
- Traditional hand-painted folk-style is a must. No cats or Chicago Bulls. Classic, simple, Russian, flowers, headscarves- you get the idea.
- Cost is definitely a concern. I don't think I've paid more than $10 including shipping for any of mine, and would like to keep it that way. It's tough with such tempting ones out there, but I can't drop $18 on matryoshkas! I will definitely be keeping an eye on this cutie, though.