This amazing Russian Santa Claus is beautifully hand painted by the artist in deep reds and golds with white highlighting and colorful glittery accents. (See close up pictures of the incredible detail and life-like features of Santa's face!) This Santa is painted in a unique style with raised dots of paint giving the impression that precious stones are sewn into his cloak and affixed to his staff and lantern. This process gives a textured feel to Santa's costume - see the close up pictures below showing the pattern of Santa's cloak. Santa is holding an ornately decorated staff which is also painted all the way around with raised dots of paint while in the other hand, Santa is holding a beautifully decorated lantern. This Santa is very lightly 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 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 mass produced molded resin from China. All our Russian Santas are one of a kind, unique, and hand carved from Linden Wood so no two Santas are ever identical.) This Grandfather Frost, as he is called in Russia, is made in Sergei Posad, Russia, is signed by the artist and measures approximately 16 inches tall by 7 inches wide.
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