This elegant winter blue Santa Claus is hand carved and hand painted by the artist creating this winter blue Santa Claus holding a red pack over his shoulder. Santa's cloak and pack are painted with a gold floral design. This Santa is carved from Linden Wood and hand painted in the Uzor Style! The artist, T. Makarova, highlights Santa’s cloak with gold paint, layering the paint, giving texture and a very ornate pattern (See note below). 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 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. The Santa measures approximately 8 inches tall by 4.25 inches wide.
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