This lovely hand painted and hand carved Russian Santa Claus has a lovely scene painted on the front of Santa's cloak. The scene is that of a snowy wood with a lovely Snowmaiden holding one of her beloved bird friends while a young girl and young boy look on. Santa is holding a staff in one hand and a decorated pack in the other - his pack is decorated with snow covered cabins and two Eurasian Male Bullfinches sitting on a snow dusted pine bough. The back of Santa's cloak is painted with a beautiful pattern - and if you look close you can see the wood grain through the paint! This Santa 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 it is 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 9.5 inches tall by 5.25 inches wide.
THANK YOU FOR VISITING Gr8RussianStuff
SATISFACTION 100% GUARANTEED OR YOUR PURCHASE PRICE REFUNDED