The Flax Dolls (flax is the plant of which linen is made) are made in the Western part of the former USSR, in Belarus. The name of the region is translated into English as White Russia. From ancient times people who lived in this former USSR territory grew a lot of FLAX. They made linen out of this plant and made white clothes. That is why this part of Russia got the name White Russia. Women decorated FLAX blouses and skirts with very beautiful embroidery. Such things are still popular in White Russia. At present time people in Belarus grow a lot of flax. The factory where the flax dolls are made is very small. Since the flax dolls are so intricate, the procedure of making them takes a lot of time, because of that they are limited. You have to have a very high skill to make the FLAX dolls. They are completely hand made with many details: braids, hats, shoes, and even socks. They are dressed in traditional Russian clothes. When you touch them you feel like they are made out of hair. For hundreds of years the FLAX dolls have been nice toys for children, because they are like human being by touch. Especially popular among kids were large dolls, because they are like younger sisters for kids. The FLAX dolls are very unusual, they are interesting collectible items and they are great gift idea. You are welcome to visit our RUSSIAN ISLAND Store and Taste of Europe restaurant . We are located at 1901 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, TX. We have the biggest variety of Russian gifts and collectibles in all price ranges which we can not ?squeeze? into the limited size of our site. We showed the examples of the major lines we carry. When you are interested in any particular item(s) please contact us. If we do not have this item we will use our connections in Russia to get it for you. Also, we have our artists in Russia who can personalize gifts for you, your family or corporation (for example: nested doll with pictures of your family). Also you are welcome to see the menu and events at our Taste of Europe restaurant web site (www.TasteOfEuropeTX.com)


RUSSIAN DOLL-MASHENKA
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RUSSIAN DOLL-DANCING GIRL WITH TAMBOURINE
$18.00
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RUSSIAN DOLL-CHIEF OF THE HOUSE
$18.00
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RUSSIAN DOLL-VIOLIN PLAYER
$19.00
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RUSSIAN DOLL-DANCE
$19.00
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RUSSIAN DOLL-RED RIDING HOOD
$19.00
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RUSSIAN FLAX DOLL-ALENA
$19.95
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RUSSIAN FLAX DOLL-GALINA
$19.95
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RUSSIAN DOLL-GIRL WITH FLAX
$22.00
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