This wonderful Russian Santa Claus is hand carved and hand painted by the artist to enhance details in the Santa, his costume, and the polar bear which he is riding. Santa's cloak and pack are painted with bright colors. Santa's cloak and cap are painted in red with gold and white accents and the pack is painted in purples with white accents and is sprinkled with glitter! This statue 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 it is 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 molded or mass produced as are some molded resin Santas from China. All Russian Santas are hand carved from Linden Wood and no two are ever identical!) This Grandfather Frost, as he is called in Russia, is made in Sergei Posad, Russia, is signed by the artist, and measures approximately 7.25 inches tall by 6.25 inches front to back and approximately 2.25 inches wide.
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