About the original Russian Nesting Confidante Dolls.

THE CONFIDANTE DOLLS

 

You have a secret. Who can you trust it with?
Your Confidante Doll!
She is the keeper, the protector.
She passes her gift to the child – every child.
She teaches us to trust, to believe, to confide, to share.
The world of woman.
Confidante and protector.
The keeper of the secret.

The Confidante Dolls can be interchanged, layered, or worn separately.  Each Mother and Daughter Doll  may be used as a locket, to hold your secret.

 Presently there are 3 models of Confidante Doll.
 Each set of Dolls  is comprised of a Mother Doll, Daughter Doll and Baby Doll.
The Baby sits snugly inside the Daughter, or may be worn separately as a pendant or charm. The Daughter, in turn, fits inside the Mother. She also may be worn separately.
The Mother sits snugly in the palm of the hand.
She holds, and is, your secret.

The Dolls are made in 925 grade silver, and feature enamel of various colours and finish. They are hand-set with freshwater pearls, natural gemstones and marcasites. Their eyes are either emerald or sapphire, and their costumes are decorated with pearls, blue topaz, turquoise…

The History of the Dolls.


These pendants evoke not only the Russian Babushka stacking dolls, but also the Japanese Kokeshi dolls. Kokeshi dolls are a Japanese folk art dating back to the 1800′s. It is believed that they were originally given to wish for a healthy child, although they were also used as charms to prevent fire and ward off evil. Today they are given as tokens of love and friendship.

Interestingly, the Kokeshi Doll was the original inspiration for the Russian Babushka, which was first carved in 1890. Although initially the Russian nesting doll depicted the mother and children, today the Babushka is made to also represent contemporary life in a myriad of events The dolls display a harmony of tradition given a modern interpretation; a treasure perfect for women in today’s world.

The dolls display a harmony of tradition given a modern interpretation; a treasure perfect for women in today’s world.