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Maidan wooden toys used to be sold only in the neighbouring villages. But when lathes became electric ones, remote cities of Russia and other countries also saw the local toys. From markets of Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod they go to so many places of the world.
But for a matryoshka it is not easy to find a new home. It has a long way ahead. It is carried in Chinese bags, dragged along impassable roads… Rain or snow they keep standing on the counters and wait for a moment when they are chosen from hundreds of competitors.
Matryoshkas trade is not a place for creativity, it’s pure business. Toys consisting of five elements cost from 9 to 235 dollars in souvenir shops of Moscow and St. Petersburg.
They are sold next to other numerous souvenirs.
Wooden toys fashion is changing, demand breeds supply.
… Once daddy Carlo made a little boy from a log…
Maidan villagers lathed and painted a girl – smart and beautiful. It gave jobs to all the villagers and became the symbol of the great country.