This spectacular, eye catching, Russian Santa Claus is hand carved and hand painted by the artist in creating this unbelievable work of art. On the front of Santa's cloak is a scene of three Russian women congregating at a well in traditional Russian dress. One woman is carrying the dual pail water carrier that is so common in Russian country villages. On the back of Santa's pack is the classic Russian Troika dashing along in the snow carrying a young gentleman and his beautiful sweetheart. A Troika is a Russian sleigh that is pulled by three horses. This Russian custom dates back to the 17th century. This Santa (or Grandfather Frost as he is called in Russia) is lacquered so it is easily cleaned and protected. The solid linden wood is dried for almost 2 years before it is carved. 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 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 each one is a unique piece!) is made in Sergei Posad, Russia. This Santa is signed by the artist and measures approximately 11.25 inches tall by 6 inches wide.
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