This beautiful Russian hand carved Santa Claus is hand painted in bright reds, blues, turquoise and golds with gold and white highlighting creating this lovely Santa with the detailed scene on the front of his cloak. The scene is that of a little snow covered cabin along the banks of an icy stream in the middle of a snowy wood. Santa's beard has a sprig of Rowan berries stuck in it. 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! (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 over 6 inches tall by 4 inches across.
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