Matchbox label made in the Soviet Union, 1959. The text on the label reads:”Folk Crafts Dymkovo Toys”.
Dymkovo toys, also known as the Vyatka Toys or Kirov Toys are moulded painted clay figures of people and animals. It is one of the old Russian folk art handicrafts, which still exists in the village of Dymkovo near Kirov (former Vyatka). Traditionally, the Dymkovo toys are made by women.