I was toted over to the US as a baby. Yes folks, I am a proud Army brat! My father served in the military for over 20 years. While in Germany, my mother collected a lot of German crafting supplies. Those precious beauties have landed in my possession. I have so many packs of rick rack, needles, buttons, patches, spools of threads, etc. by German companies. Other than inheriting my mother's eclectic crafting supplies, I also obtained numerous goodies that she collected while over seas. One of those goodies, Nesting Dolls...
Nesting dolls have a pretty neat history behind them. Matryoshka is a derivative of the name "Matryona" which was common among the female peasantry of old Russia. "Matryona" is in turn related to "mater," the Latin for "mother," thereby giving the nesting dolls a close connection with motherhood and fertility. The dolls, nested one inside the other, may also be seen as symbolizing the process of carrying and giving birth to a baby.
I love the fact that I found these sweet nesting dolls in my mother's things. Researching the history on nesting dolls put a big smile on my face.
Elvis nesting dolls!!!
Happy Tuesday everyone! :)