This beautiful Russian hand carved Santa Claus is intricately hand painted in watercolor by the artist to enhance details in the face, beard, costume, and bag. (You can see the wood grain clearly through the paint on Santa's cloak.) This Santa represents the "Old Fashioned" or "Country" style Grandfather Frost from Old Russian and Old European Wizard or Magician tradition. His cloak is painted in a light peach/orange color with tans and browns. This Santa is very lightly lacquered so it is easily cleaned and protected. The solid linden wood is dried for almost 2 years before it is carved. 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! (Note: These are not molded or mass produced as are some molded resin Santas from China. All our Russian Santas are hand carved from Linden Wood and each one is a unique piece!) This Grandfather Frost (as he is called in Russia) is made in Sergei Posad, Russia. This Santa is signed by the artist. This Santa measures approximately 7.25 inches tall by 3 inches wide.
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