This beautifully painted Russian Santa Claus is hand carved and hand painted in reds, whites, turquoise and golds, with white edging/highlighting. Santa is holding a large decorated Christmas tree slung over his shoulder and has such a sweet expression on his face. The tree is decorated with raised dots of paint that give the ornaments texture. (SEE CLOSE UP PICTURES BELOW.) This statuette is 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 one of a kind, unique, and 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 over 6.25 inches tall by 4 inches across.
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