This amazing hand carved Russian Snow Maiden is hand painted by the artist creating this beautiful green, red, white and gold floral pattern on her cloak. (SEE CLOSE UP PICTURES OF THE FLOWERS AND THE LOVELY EXPRESSION ON HER FACE!) 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 statue is 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 these artistic pieces will bring enjoyment for a lifetime! Please Note: These are not molded or mass produced as are some molded resin Santas from China. This statuette is made in Sergei Posad, Russia and is signed by the artist. It measures approximately 7.25 inches tall by 3.25 inches wide.
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