Go to Sovietski.com-
it is an AWESOME catalog with all sorts of items you can order (order this
catalog !!), and GREAT books on Russian crafts for VERY reasonable prices-
I got a fantastic book from them on Matryoshkas- the nesting dolls.
Also try looking up Golden Khokloma-(try the internet-there is a co. by the
same name I got a catalog from for reference for the kids ...) the red
laquered wood painted w/ the Russian patterns in gold leaf etc-
also, Balalaikas- the triangle- shaped guitars
also Papier Mache boxes- painted w/ Russian legends
also Faberge eggs- created by jeweler Karl Faberge for the Romonov dynasty-
hope this helps !!!
From a 3rd generation slovak herself,
Christine in Binghamton