This hand carved and hand painted Russian Santa Claus is painted in olive greens and tans with red and gold edging along with white and gold highlighting. This Santa is holding a bag in one hand which is decorated with a bird sitting on a tree bough with bunches of red Winter or Rowan berries, a red and yellow sash or ribbon, and a white paisley design and edging. His other hand is raised high above his head as he rings a gold and red bell! The edge of Santa's cloak, cuffs and the edge of his cap are painted with silver glitter paint which gives the impression of being dusted with snow. SEE CLOSE UP PICTURES BELOW. 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! (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 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 just over 9.5 inches to the top of his bell by 5.5 inches wide.
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