THIS STATUETTE WILL BE THE TALK OF YOUR HOLIDAY GATHERINGS!! This stunning and absolutely unbelievable Russian Santa Claus is beautifully hand carved and hand painted by the artist creating this unique Christmas decoration with Santa sitting on the moon! There are hints of the"Arabian Nights" from the turban that the Mr. Moon is wearing, his golden curly beard and mustache, to the ornately painted rug that Santa is sitting on! Santa's cloak, boots and cap are all painted in burgundy/brick and golden paint and the entire statuette is covered with with raised dots of paint which give a raised texture to the statuette. Santa is holding a staff with a golden star on it in one hand and an ornately decorated bag in his other hand! The base gives the illusion of Santa and the moon floating on a puffy cloud with golden stars! AN AMAZING WORK OF ART!! SEE CLOSE UP PICTURES BELOW. This Santa 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! (Note: These are not molded or mass produced as are some molded resin Santas from China. All our 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. This Santa measures almost 15.25 inches tall by 10 inches across by approximately 4 inches from front to back.
TRULY A ONE OF A KIND COLLECTOR'S PIECE TO BE HANDED DOWN FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION!!!
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