1. The Lure Of The Russian Doll

    The Lure Of The Russian Doll

    I’m not sure what it is about the nesting Russian doll that holds such a fascination, but the attraction of them is something that continues to compel from childhood into our adult lives.

    First fashioned in China about 1000 they then spread across to Japan where they were used to create the Seven Lucky Gods or Shichi-Fukujin. The first doll would bear the image of Fukurojuro, the god of happiness, who would then open to reveal the six other Lucky Gods. The wife of a wealthy Russian named Savva Mamontov saw one of the Japanese dolls who then described it ......

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