Russian Traditions carries handcrafted and hand-painted traditional Matryoshka Russian nesting dolls, Lacquer boxes, Russian Icons and Samovars. All of the pieces are made in Russia and painted by artists from that country. The nesting dolls were first made more than 150 years ago and each one contains different quantities of the same piece with each additional piece slightly smaller. The nesting dolls can contain anywhere from four to 50 pieces and it is believed that displaying an opened set at home will promote family stability and success. The Lacquer Boxes are painted in different themes and the painters use very fine brushes made of squirrel hair for the fine details. Russian Traditions is located in the Laguna Art Village outdoor mall and in the heart of downtown Laguna Beach.