This amazing hand carved Russian Santa and Mrs. Claus are hand painted by the artist in raspberries/burgundies, greens ans oranges as well as white and gold highlighting. This Santa and Mrs. Claus are painted with a unique floral 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 frosted 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. Santa has a large tan/grey pack over his shoulder and is holding a walking stick that matches his cloak. Mrs. Claus is dressed in a warm winter jacket with a fur lined collar, hand muff, and stylish hat She has a kind and serene expression on her face. 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 by the artist. The Santa measures approximately 11 inches tall by 5.5 inches wide while Mrs. Claus measures just over 10 inches tall by 4.25 inches wide.
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