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The art object was created to remind modern people of the rich traditions and transience of life. Capture a moment and stretch a thread from the remote past, becoming a symbolic “bridge” between the rich traditions of the past and the present.

The specularity of Matryoshka dolls reflect the reality of the present time, the current moment of “here and now”, where each subsequent moment is constantly changing, like mood, weather, rapidly running away time and the very course of life…

… and sometimes we begin to forget what we keep inside: “The affairs of bygone days, the traditions of the deep olden times.” A.S. Pushkin



Matryoshka is a doll that embodies Russian traditions, life and the course of continuation of both. The matryoshkas stand directly on the ground – a sculpture without pedestals symbolizes equality.


Seven is a symbol of mystery, happiness and success, a belief in the magic and fairy tales. Seven is a lucky number. It includes recurrence, creativity and the passing of time – seven days of the week, seven notes, seven colors of the rainbow. In Russian proverbs the number seven appears often: “behind seven seals”, “measure seven times, cut once”, “seven does not wait for one”.


Kokoshnik is an ancient Russian headdress, an integral part of Russian folk costumes. The latticed kokoshniks of the matryoshkas demonstrate various facets of Russian traditions. Different symbols of Russian culture are woven into the lacy patterns of the headdresses.