This lovely Golden Uzor Russian Santa Claus is intricately hand carved and hand painted by the artist to enhance details in the face, beard and costume. Santa is holding a little decorated Christmas tree that he plans to deliver to a waiting family and over his other shoulder is a pack with a golden snowflake painted on it! This Santa is painted in the unique style know as GOLDEN UZOR. With Golden Uzor painting, the artist layers the gold paint creating a raised pattern on the Santa's cloak which reflects under the light. This Santa is lacquered so it is easily cleaned and protected. The solid linden wood is dried for almost 2 years before it is carved so it will last a lifetime. Linden wood was once used to make drafting boards because it is so stable once properly dried. It does not warp, change shape, or crack and this artistic piece will bring enjoyment for a lifetime! (Please Note: These are not mass produced molded resin from China. All Russian Santas are one of a kind unique and hand carved from Linden Wood so no two Santas are ever identical.) This Grandfather Frost, as he is called in Russia, is made in Sergei Posad, Russia and is signed by the artist, Tatiana Makarova. This nicely sized Santa measures just under 7.75 inches tall by 3.75 inches wide.
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GOLDEN UZOR PAINTING
This Santa has a special rare type of painting called “Golden Uzor.” Tatyana Makarova, the painter, painstakingly and carefully layers the paint a number of times in order to achieve the thick, raised, golden effect in Uzor painting. It may be difficult to see in the pictures, but it creates a unique look and feel in person. Currently we know of only two painters who are painting the traditional Uzor style on their hand crafted Santas. Tatyana Makarova is one of them. Her Santas are stunning!