This is another beautiful one-of-a-kind wooden Russian Santa/Father Christmas holding a cute little bear cub! He is wearing a bright red robe with thick fur and matching hat and a bright blue sack. The robe is beautifully decorated with white beading, an over all flowing starburst pattern with lots of silver and gold highlights. The wood sculpture is 12" tall. The sculpture is all hand carved wood and hand painted by a Russian artist. It is signed on the bottom. This would be a great addition to your 'Santa' 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.