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Russian Santa with Christmas Tree - Hand Carved & Painted
Here is another gorgeous one-of-a-kind wooden Russian Santa with a staff in right hand! He is wearing a beautiful mauve/red colored robe with matching hat, decorated with beading and lots of gold highlights in a fleur-de-lis pattern. The Christmas tree is also decorated with beading garland, circular ornaments and frosted with snow. The wood sculpture is 10" tall and the base measures 6 1/4" wide across front x 3 1/4" wide on side. The sculpture is all hand carved wood and hand painted by a Russian artist. It is signed on the bottom. If you collect "Santas" , this would be a great addition to your collection!
FYI: This unique, one of a kind Santa is hand carved and hand painted in Russia. It is signed by the artist. The Feast of St. Nicholas on December 6th was observed in Russia for centuries and St. Nicholas was known as Father Christmas. After the communist revolution, the celebration of the feast was prohibited, and St. Nicholas was transformed into "Ded Moroz", or Grandfather Frost, the Russian Spirit of Winter who brings gifts to children on Christmas Day. These Santas embody the World-Wide Spirit of Santa Claus. This hand carved and hand painted piece is perfect for year-round enjoyment.