52 Weeks Of Donna's Life

Donna's Photo Challenge

14. Enclosed


Nesting dolls seem to be universal but, from my investigation, appear to have originated in Russia.  While traveling, we have discovered many countries have their own concept of these dolls.  Recently, while visiting the Greek Glendi Festival at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church near Sarasota, I discovered many sets of these dolls showing the Greek versions.  The first picture shows the largest doll of a set that, when opened, contains the smaller one which, when opened, contains a smaller doll, etc.

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Revealed below is the entire set of five dolls.  However, some sets contain even more characters not necessarily identical but the shape is usually constrained by the need to fit into smaller and smaller containers.  Thus, features, clothing and colors are defined by painting on these vessels.

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Author: donnagf1

An enthusiastic amateur photographer, I enjoy picturing the events, people, animals and things in my life. And so joining in the "52 Week Challenge" of interpreting life through a lens sounds as if it will be a lot of fun -- presenting my view through the lens and seeing how others in our photography group interpret their views concerning a given subject.

6 thoughts on “14. Enclosed

  1. Wonderful example for the theme!

  2. You captured the colors and details wonderfully.

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