Here for your consideration is this large standing Santa Claus Christmas decoration. This jolly old fellow was made in Russia in the early 1960’s the original makers mark is glued to the bottom of the base. I understand it was made in 1961 by "Pushkinkaya fabrica" Moscow region, Ded Moroz Santa Claus Christmas Russian doll figurine. These Father Christmas is made of several different types of material. Santa’s face is a composite material and is hand painted. Santa, I believe is made of wadded paper and cotton a soft material attached to a firm inside frame, Santa is free standing. The exterior of the body and the gift bad is covered of very thin paper similar to crepe paper. The coat trim beard I think are a cotton type material because they are soft to the touch. One thing for certain is that this fellow is fragile and delicate. Santa is large measuring approximately 17 inches tall. The condition is good for such a fragile piece of this age. There are tears in the paper coat and dings and dents as you would expect. These Santa Claus decorations are rare and hard to find. Here is your opportunity to own this beautiful Santa Claus figurine piece. This Santa will make a wonderful addition to your Christmas Holiday decorating or a wonderful addition to any Santa.