Traditional Matryoshka Nested Doll Making: From Russia to New Hampshire

Presenter: Marina Forbes

This beautifully illustrated, interactive presentation by Marina Forbes will feature the history of Matryoshka nested doll making in Russia. Using a fully illustrated show and numerous exhibits, including examples of her own work and from her extensive collection, Forbes will examine the rich folk tradition, the symbolism of the doll’s appearance, and the interesting link between doll making and other traditional Russian art forms. There will be a quick stop at the 1900 World Fair in Paris that made Russian nested dolls and Fabergé eggs famous, followed by an exciting illustrated tour of a working doll-making factory in rural Russia, depicting the various stages in the doll making process. The presentation will conclude with a glorious show of hundreds of examples of the finest Matryoshka artwork available in Russia. 

Event Details


Thursday, June 29, 2023 2:00pm


Spring Village at Dover
35 Pointe Place
Dover NH 03820

Hosted By:

Spring Village at Dover

Contact Info:

Deborah Eastman