THIS SANTA IS AN AMAZING PIECE OF ARTWORK!!
This Russian Santa Claus is intricately hand carved and hand painted by the artist to enhance details in the Santa, his costume, the Christmas tree he is holding, and the unique walking staff in his hand. This Santa is painted in a very time consuming method using raised dots of paint and glitter to give the impression that precious stones are sewn into his cloak and affixed to his cloak, cap, gloves and staff. This process gives a textured feel to this statuette. Santa's cloak is also inlaid with an iridescent film which makes the cloak, cap and gloves look as if gold thread is woven into the fabric. The front of Santa's cloak is painted light browns and tans with gold and multi-colored floral and paisley designs. The back of his cloak is painted in reds and mauves along with a multitude patterns, leaves, and flowers painted in iridescent colors, with golds, whites, blues and greens. Santa has a very life-like and realistic expression on his face. This statue is lightly lacquered so it is 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 it is properly dried. It does not warp, change shape, or crack and this artistic piece will bring enjoyment for a lifetime! (Please 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 no two are ever identical!) This Grandfather Frost, as he is called in Russia, is made in Sergei Posad, Russia and is signed by the artist. The Santa measures just 18.5 inches tall by 7.5 inches wide.
THIS IS TRULY A ONE OF A KIND COLLECTOR'S PIECE TO BE HANDED DOWN FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION!
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