This lovely Golden Uzor Santa Claus is hand carved and hand painted by the artist in a style know as GOLDEN UZOR. - as well as his lantern! The artist paints gold paint on top of the red and black paint layering over and over again. The gold layering creates a raised texture and causes the gold to shine under the lights! (See explanation below.) Santa is holding a lit lantern and a pack that is painted with a golden floral design. Santa's cloak is also decorated with white snowflakes. TRULY A LOVELY WORK OF ART! 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 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 mass produced molded resin from China. All Russian Santas are one of a kind unique and hand carved from Linden Wood so no two Santas are ever identical.) This Grandfather Frost, as he is called in Russia, is made in Sergei Posad, Russia and is signed by the artist, Tatiana Makarova. This nicely sized Santa measures approximately 9.5 inches tall by 4 inches wide.
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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!