This wonderful hand carved Russian Snow Maiden statuette is hand painted by the artist to enhance details in the face and costume. Her cloak is amazingly painted with a gorgeous floral pattern in green, red with white and gold highlights. This Snow Maiden is painted with a unique style called “Abramtsova”. This technique is extremely rare and time consuming. It requires the artist to paint a layer of clear frosted paint then quickly removing a portion of the paint before it is dry. This creates a frost layering over the previous layer of paint giving an iridescent look. Currently, Natasha, the artist who painted this statuette, is the only artist we know of using the Abramtsova technique. This Snow Maiden 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 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 molded or mass produced as are some molded resin statuettes from China. This Snow Maiden (or Snegoorichka as she is called in Russian) is made in Sergei Posad, Russia and is signed and numbered by the artist. It measures approximately 9 inches tall by 4.25 inches wide.
THIS SNOW MAIDEN IS NUMBERED 1 OUT OF JUST 1!!
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