This stunning hand painted Russian Santa Claus is an amazing work of art! This wonderful Santa is hand carved and hand painted by the artist in reds and greens with white and gold highlighting and accents in glitter - creating a Santa Statuette that shimmers in the light! The cloak is also amazingly painted with a gorgeous floral pattern. This Santa 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 Santa, is the only artist we know of using the Abramtsova technique. 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. This Santa (or Grandfather Frost as he is called in Russia) is made in Sergei Posad, Russia and is signed and numbered by the artist. It measures approximately 10.25 inches tall by 6.5 inches wide.
THIS SANTA IS NUMBERED 1 OUT OF ONLY 3!
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