This fantastic hand carved Russian Santa and Mrs. Claus are hand painted by the artist to enhance details in the faces, costumes, muffler and beard. The cloaks are beautifully hand painted with a gorgeous floral pattern in grays, tans, with whites and gold highlights. (SEE CLOSE UP PICTURES OF THE FLOWERS AND THE LOVELY EXPRESSIONS ON THE FACES!) This Santa and Mrs. Claus are 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 these Statuettes, is the only artist we know of using the Abramtsova technique. Both Santa and Mrs. Claus are lightly lacquered so they are 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 these artistic pieces 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) and Mrs. Claus are made in Sergei Posad, Russia and are signed and numbered by the artist. The Santa measures approximately 8 inches tall by 4.25 inches wide while Mrs. Claus measures approximately 8 inches tall by 3.75 inches wide.
PLEASE NOTE: YOU ARE PURCHASING TWO STATUETTES FOR ONE PRICE!
BOTH STAUETTES ARE NUMBERED 1 OUT OF JUST 5!! THESE ARE TRULY COLLECTOR'S PIECES TO BE HANDED DOWN FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION!
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