Nesting, or Matryoshka dolls have existed since the late 1800s in Russia. Traditionally the sets of dolls, which fit inside each other, form a theme – often including peasant families, fairy tale characters and politicians. You might think of these dolls as the weird collectables at the back of your Grandmother’s shelf, but here’s some horror fans who have crafted or re-purposed the traditional dolls to create unique pieces of scary art.
Matryoshka dolls have surely evolved through time. Nowadays, we have modern nesting dolls like these from nestingdolls.co which are hand painted into animals, cartoon characters, and even some mythological creatures like dwarfs.
Werewolf nesting dolls, by missmonster
Matryoshka Russian doll demon by missmonster
Anatomical Nesting Dolls by StuntKid
Zombie Nesting Dolls by mitchrobot4
Nesting Dolls of Horror by Larry Higbee
Dia de los Muertos Matryoshkas by Cyanidenight
Five Nights at Freddy’s Nesting Dolls by Just A Little Bit Artsy
Cthulhu Mythos Nesting Dolls by licoricewits
B – Movie Monsters from 1950s Sci-fi Nesting Dolls by TNThielen
Movie Monster Nesting Dolls by Kevin Howell
Monsters by Doug Buddy
Nesting Dolls by Irene Garcia
Horror Movie characters by licoricewits