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ERIC Number: EJ941151
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0004-3931
Russian Nesting Dolls... in a Pinch
Barmore, Karen
Arts & Activities, v149 n1 p28-29 Feb 2011
Russia is a very large country, spanning across the two continents of Asia and Europe. It has a rich folk-art tradition. In old Russia, among peasants, "Matryona" or "Matriosha" was a very popular female name. The Latin root "mater" means "mother." This name was associated with the image of a large, round-figured mother of a big peasant family. Consequently, Matryoshka became a symbolic or figurative name, and was used specially to refer to the brightly painted wooden figurines made in such a way that they could be taken apart to reveal smaller dolls fitting inside one another. In this article, the author describes how her third-grade students hand built "nesting dolls" out of clay.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 3; Primary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Russia