This remarkable Russian Santa Claus is beautifully hand painted by the artist in burgundies, blues and greys with gold and white highlighting and colorful glittery accents. (See close up pictures below 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. Santa is holding a toy sack in one hand that is decorated with raised dots of paint as is the beautifully decorated Christmas tree he is holding in his other hand. This process gives a textured feel to Santa's costume and his cloak is inlaid with an iridescent film which makes the cloak, cap, gloves and sash look as if gold and silver thread is woven into the fabric. The front of Santa's cloak is painted greys and blues with gold/multi-colored floral designs. His overcoat is painted in reds with the flowers and leaves created in a multitude of iridescent color, golds, and whites. SEE CLOSE-UP PICTURES BELOW! 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 just over 19.75 inches tall by 10 inches wide.
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