This fantastic red and blue Russian Santa Claus is a lovely decoration for your home or makes a perfect Christmas gift! This statue is hand carved AND hand painted. Notice the lovely detail on the front and back of his overcoat which is painted in reds with blue accents as well as white and gold highlights. Santa is holding a decorated walking stick in one hand and a blue toy sack in the other. On his feet are a pair of sturdy black and gold boots which are of vital necessity when tramping through those snowy, Siberian forests! The cuffs and collar of Santa's overcoat, as well as the edging of his overcoat and cap are painted with a metallic, glittery paint which causes them to shimmer in the light and gives the impression that they are dusted with snow. SEE CLOSE UP PICTURES BELOW. 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! (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 approximately 9.5 inches tall by 5 inches wide.
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