This lovely Golden Uzor Russian Santa Claus is wonderfully hand carved and hand painted by the artist. Santa is sitting in a Rocking Chair with a beautiful, golden floral design painted on it. He is wearing a long coat, red trousers, and sturdy boots as he relaxes in his chair reading a story - SEE CLOSE UP PICTURES BELOW. The style of painting - GOLDEN UZOR - is a unique style that uses gold paint to create a raised pattern on the Santa. 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 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 12.75 inches tall by 9.5 inches back to front and 6 inches across.
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GOLDEN UZOR PAINTING
This Santa has a special rare type of painting called “Golden Uzor.” Tatyana Makarova, the painter, painstakingly and carefully layers the paint a number of times in order to achieve the thick, raised, golden effect in Uzor painting. It may be difficult to see in the pictures, but it creates a unique look and feel in person. Currently we know of only two painters who are painting the traditional Uzor style on their hand crafted Santas. Tatyana Makarova is one of them. Her Santas are stunning!