This Russian Santa Claus is intricately hand carved and hand painted by the artist to enhance details in the Santa, his costume, pack, and the bird which he is holding. Santa's cloak is painted with numerous dots and swirls of paint that give a raised texture to Santa's costume, pack and boots. Santa has his pack thrown over one shoulder while he holds a sweet little bird in his other hand. Santa has one foot on a stump while his beard is snagged with sprigs of Rowan berries. The details of this statue are amazing!! (SEE CLOSE UP PICTURES BELOW!) This statue 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. 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 14.25 inches tall by 8 inches wide.
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