This amazing blue Russian Santa Claus is intricately hand painted by the artist to enhance details in the face, beard, costume as well as the beautifully decorated Christmas tree. On the front of Santa's cloak is a scene of a troika dashing through the snow through a snowy Russian village with a brightly colored Russian Orthodox church in the background with its traditional onion domes. Notice the blue flowers painted on the back of his cloak as well as the large Christmas Tree over his head (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 properly dried. It does not warp change shape or crack and this artist piece will bring enjoyment for a lifetime! (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 just over 14.25 inches tall by 7.25 inches wide.
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