Matryoshka, matrioshka, matryoshkas, babushka dolls, babushka's doll, matroshka, matryushka, and stacking dolls. Melissa coined her own word, Nushka, as a combo of "New" and "Babushka" -- a way of "connecting back to its traditional background, yet with a modern edge," like Melissa's paintings themselves.
Each limited edition design has its own Russian name; click here to see the continually updated selection and for info on delivery times and costs. Gardner will also discuss and honor custom designs. Stateside, you can find Nushka's at Gardner's Etsy shop.