This elegant winter blue hand carved and hand painted Russian Santa Claus is beautifully painted in the Golden Uzor Style. The artist, T. Makarova, highlights Santa’s cloak with gold paint giving texture and a filigree pattern all along the edges of his cloak and down the front. Santa is holding a golden staff in one hand and a Christmas Tree is thrown over his shoulder. The Christmas Tree is painted with dots of paint and is sprinkled with glitter giving the tree its decorations. 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 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 is made in Sergei Posad, Russia and measures approximately 9.5 inches tall by 3.5 inches from back to front.
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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!