Here is another beautiful one-of-a-kind wooden Russian Santa/Father Christmas carrying a beautiful large bright blue gift bag and a red staff! His robe of red is beautifully decorated with silver/gold in the shape of stars, swirls and feathers. The wood sculpture is 10" tall and the base measures 6 1/4" wide across front x 3 3/4" wide on side. The sculpture is all hand carved wood and hand painted by a Russian artist. It is signed on the bottom.
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.
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