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Yugoslav Matryoshka Set of 5, 1995?


1995? Yugoslavian set of 5 dolls including, on the outside doll, a representation of FS.  $20.50 from Diane Woodword, Glen Ann, MD, through eBay, July, '05. 

The elaborate development of the characters' clothing on the outside presentation of FS suggests the folktale that FS is in Eastern Europe.  We see the moment in which the stork presents food in a tall vase to the fox.  The artist chooses great local clothing for these animals!  The stories represented on the other four dolls are presumably folktales.  The smallest seems to represent a mustached man about to strike a dragon.  The second smallest features a goat and a lobster.  The third has a fox holding afish riding on a wolf, and the fourth pictures a woman holding a staff and a fisherman in a boat.  In each case, there is a concern to fill the "empty" side of the doll with engaging landscape consistent with the scene on the front.