Matryoshka/Babushka dolls made of soft linden wood-Same timber used for all cuckoo clocks The trees are felled during spring & staked for up to 6yrs to dry. Each family is made from the same chunk of wood to ensure the pieces reacted equally to the climate. The dolls are the ideal gift they fascinate newborns, young girls & even your grandmother. The fascination of the dolls tradition is what makes these dolls so wonderful. Time, craftsmanship & detail that go into each doll is amazing.