Painted Wood Dreidels

Painted wood dreidels are generally not only inexpensive but one-of-a-kind.  Here are some nice options from Russia, India and Israel.

Russian Stacking Dreidels
Russian Stacking Doll Dreidel
These dreidels in the shape of  Russian matryoshka (stacking or nesting) dolls are colorfully hand-painted with traditional Russian decoration.  Made of wood, each set includes three dreidels and comes with a stand. The tallest dreidel is 4-1/2"t x 3"w.  Price: $85.00  (as of 12/1/08).  Available from The Jewish Museum Store.

Kashmiri Dreidel
Kashmiri Dreidel
This dreidel and matching box are covered with an intricate floral and bird design against a background of glossy black.  They are handmade in and fair-trade imported from Kashmir, India.   The box measures 2.5" T x 4.5" W x 2.75" D (6.4 cm x 11.4 cm x 7 cm); large dreidel measures 3.5" T x 2" sq. (8.9 cm x 5.1 cm)Price:  $16.95  (as of 12/1/08). Available from The Rainforest Site.

Hand Painted Dreidel
Hand Painted Dreidel    
Hand Painted Wooden Dreidel by Israeli artist Yair Emanuel.  Mr. Emanuel's work is based upon a fusion of traditional s motifs and ancient Jewish manuscripts with modern and oriental art.  3.6 (H) x 1.4 (W) x 1.4 (L) in.  Price:  $10.00  (as of 12/1/08). Available directly from Yair Emanuel.

Colorful Wooden Dreidel Colorful Wooden Dreidel
Colorful Wood Dreidels

The orange version is for use outside Israel - and features a "shin", the blue version is for use in Israel and features a "pey". (Learn more about the letters on the dreidel).     $2.40  (as of 12/1/08).  Available from

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