This beautiful red, black, and gold Russian Santa Claus is hand carved from Linden Wood and is a wonderful piece of artwork - you can clearly see the wood grain in his face! This Santa is hand painted in the rare Uzor Style. Santa's cloak has a fantastic gold pattern painted on the front and around the bottom edge. Santa's pack is balanced on his shoulder and is decorated with a golden snowflake on both the front and back of the pack. SEE CLOSE UP PICTURES BELOW. Santa is holding a golden walking staff in his hand and has a kind expression on his face. The artist, T. Makarova, highlights Santa’s cloak with gold paint giving texture and a very ornate pattern. This statue is lacquered so it is easily cleaned and protected. The solid linden wood is dried for almost 2 years before it is carved. (Note: These are not mass produced molded resin from China. All 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. The Santa measures just under 8 inches tall by 4.25 inches wide.
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GOLDEN UZOR PAINTING
This Santa has a special rare type of painting called “Golden Uzor.” Tatyana Makarova, the painter, painstakingly and carefully layers the paint a number of times in order to achieve the thick, raised, golden effect in Uzor painting. It may be difficult to see in the pictures, but it creates a unique look and feel in person. Currently we know of only two painters who are painting the traditional Uzor style on their hand crafted Santas. Tatyana Makarova is one of them. Her Santas are stunning!