The inspiration for this nesting doll’s decoration was an artist’s rendition of the well-known Russian fairy tale of Ivan Tsarevich and the Gray Wolf. The beloved characters Ivan and Vasilisa race on the back of the Gray Wolf through a dense and dark forest, fleeing from pursuit. The painting was completed in 1889, by Viktor Vasnetsov. Introduce your child to a world of magical fairy tales and courageous heroes while admiring the colorful details of this nesting doll. You could also allow the little one’s imagination to run wild and invent tales of bravery and gallantry of their own!