This wonderful Russian Santa Claus is ornately hand painted by the artist creating this Santa with very detailed scenes painted all the way around (SEE CLOSE-UP PICTURES OF THE DETAIL BELOW!) Santa is carrying an overflowing sack over his shoulder with an owl sitting right on top with a letter in his beak (Could he be on his way to Hogwarts to deliver Owl Mail!?!) On the front of Santa's cloak is a scene of a snow covered cabin sitting on the icy shores of a stream with a full moon shining over the water. The scene on the back is that of the village with snow covered log buildings along the banks of the stream with two snow covered canoes under the full moon. The scenes are framed by gifts and other items (snow globe, lantern, birds) and Santa's cloak is painted in amazing detail with scarves, buttons, and patchwork stitching etc. 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 and is signed by the artist. This nicely sized Santa measures approximately 19.75 inches tall (to the top of the owl) by 8.5 inches wide.
THIS SANTA IS A COLLECTORS PIECE TO BE HANDED DOWN FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION!
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