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 is painted with bright reds with pink, blue and white accents and bronze paint. His pack, which is slung over his shoulder, is painted in purples with blue and white highlights. The polar bear which Santa is riding on, is painted with a sweet expression on his face and he has a matching purple collar and decoration/blanket. 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 and is signed by the artist. This statuette measures approximately 7.25 inches tall by just over 6 inches front to back and 2.25 inches wide.
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