This wonderfully detailed Russian Santa Claus is beautifully hand painted by the artist in bright reds, whites and golds with white and gold highlighting and colorful accents. (See close up pictures.) The details are incredibly life-like - please note the features Santa's face, the bird he is holding, the mail satchel he has at his side, and the sashes on his belt! This Santa is painted in a unique style with raised dots of paint giving a beaded look and 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 on both sides with raised dots of paint while in the other hand, Santa is holding a red bellied Eurasian Bullfinch. 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 over 17 inches tall (to the top of his staff) by 7.5 inches wide.
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