Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Assyrian Girl Matryoshka

Assyrian Girl Matryoshka

My latest Matyoshka is Assyrian and adorned in silver and feathers. I had such fun researching her culture. I found wonderful videos of traditional dress and dance. I hope my illustrations inspire you to do research into your own heritage and also to explore other beautiful cultures of our world. Thank you for the suggestions, and please keep them coming! :)

Chinese Pink HanFu Girl Matryoshka 5"x7" print

Right now on elephantislove blog there is a give away going on of my Chinese Pink HanFu Girl Matryoshka 5x7 print. Please check it out! :)

UPDATE 10/21/2011

Assyrian Girl Matryoshka
I have updated this illustration to show more of the feathers. It has been suggested to me that the feathers are a very important part of the traditional dress and they needed to show more. I hope you are happy with the results. :)


Garnet Goldman said...

They are perfect!

Garnet Goldman said...

A suggetion for a new doll design would be Ester from the book of Ester in the old testiment. She was a Jew that by her faith and bravery saved the lives of an entire nation!

Amy Perrotti said...

Thank you Garnet for the wonderful suggestion! I have added her to my list. :)

Amelie Obscura said...

Beautiful as always!


Just wanted to show some love <3

Danielle said...

I think I've given you my fair share of suggestions! Can't wait for the Swede up next! Yey! My husband is a BIG fan of Joan of Arc so I would be so excited to see you design her! BTW - LOVE the Finnish and Ukrainian prints! We are now registered in Ukraine to adopt and may locate a girl in Lviv soon! So exciting!

Amy Perrotti said...

Thank you Amelie! I'm feelin the love. :)

Amy Perrotti said...

Thank you for the suggestion Danielle. I have added Joan of Arc beside French on my suggestions list. I'm so glad you like the illustrations. I'm excited for you about the adoption!! Good luck and I hope everything goes smoothly for you. :)

SonatasWelt said...

They are adorable!!!

Amy Perrotti said...

Thank you Sonata!! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi, first of all I would like to thank you for all the gr8 designs uve done so far, n I would like to ask for a Lebanese Matryoshka design.

Lebanese flag:


some links for the traditional Lebanese dress (would be good if you can the Lebanese flag colors while designin the doll)





This is a historically authentic and bona fide traditional Lebanese dress with the famous Middle Eastern Tantour headdress which was extremely en vogue in the 18th and the 19th centuries in Lebanon. This gown is a part of the wardrobe of the Lebanese high society and nobility. It is characterized by an ankle length Ghambaz made out of silk brocade with delicate silver threads. The full-length underpants are pure silk and stylized as Turkish pantaloons.

This delightful dress is not to be considered as a Muslim woman dress. This dress appealed to both, Christian and Muslim women in Lebanon as well as to Syrian and Assyrian women in some regions in Syria. Lebanese women are know for their refined taste and elegance.


Anonymous said...

hi can you design a Lebanese Matryoshka, note that you can use motifs like "murex", "phoenician boat", "Lebanese Cedar tree", Lebanese Flag colors.

Anonymous said...

for the Lebanese Matryoshka (requested) design, you can use black hair, black or brown eyes,off white or white skin

Amy Perrotti said...

Thank you for the Lebanese suggestion, details and links! Very helpful. :)

Ninive said...

Shlama (Peace in Assyrian) is the greeting we use.

I just came across the Assyrian girl of your creations, she is so cute and so true to the tradition, the only thing missing in my humble opinion is the background if it was Assyria's flag.

Thank You again

Amy Perrotti said...

Shlama to you Ninive. I guess my matryoshka are more about the traditional dress and ethnicity of the people, women, than the national symbols such as the flag. But I do see your point about how including the flag may help pinpoint precisely which people I'm representing. Thank you for your comment. :)

ashour,ashor,ashur,nineveh,betnahrain said...

What a lovely Assyrian matryoshka. Looks so authentic. This is an Assyrian cultural dress where each Assyrian village is represented by their own proud cultural design with its own favored color. So the design and color is solely unique from village to another Assyrian village. Kudos to such a beautiful martryoskhe. Ashour

Amy Perrotti said...

Thank you Ashour! :)