This hand carved and hand painted Russian Santa Claus is painted in reds, blues, golds with white and gold edging and accents. This Santa is holding a toy sack in one hand and a beautifully decorated walking staff in the other. Santa's eyes have a kind look to them and his cloak is painted with folds and decorative edging as well as flowers on the back. SEE CLOSE UP PICTURES BELOW. This Santa 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 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 8.25 inches tall by 4.5 inches across.
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