Not Your Grandmother’s Nesting Dolls

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.

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Werewolf nesting dolls, by missmonster

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Matryoshka Russian doll demon by missmonster

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Anatomical Nesting Dolls by StuntKid

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Zombie Nesting Dolls by mitchrobot4

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Nesting Dolls of Horror by Larry Higbee

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Dia de los Muertos Matryoshkas by Cyanidenight

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Five Nights at Freddy’s Nesting Dolls by Just A Little Bit Artsy

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Cthulhu Mythos Nesting Dolls by licoricewits

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B – Movie Monsters from 1950s Sci-fi Nesting Dolls by TNThielen

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Movie Monster Nesting Dolls by Kevin Howell

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Monsters by Doug Buddy

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Nesting Dolls by Irene Garcia

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Horror Movie characters by licoricewits

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