This sweet little glowing hand painted Russian Santa Claus is brightly painted with a red, black and gold cloak and a green and gold stylish vest and trousers. This Santa has his blue pack thrown over his shoulder and is painted with a golden floral pattern. This Santa is painted in the unique style know as GOLDEN UZOR. With Golden Uzor painting, the artist layers the gold paint creating a raised pattern on the Santa's cloak which reflects under the light. (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. (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 initialed by the artist. This nicely sized Santa measures just over 7.75 inches tall by just over 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!