Absolutely the most intricate hand carving of a Russian Santa! This Russian Santa is all hand-carved from linden wood and has just minor color
hand-painted on the facial features. A most unusual and unique hand carved Russian Santa for the collector. 15 inches tall and 6 inches across the
base, this Father Frost is carrying a removable bird in his hand. This is a very special piece not too widely featured at other websites. Signed by the
Russian artist. This type of very intricately carved wooden Russian Santa is more difficult to create because the master carver must have a solid piece
of linden wood that is totally free of any knots which would make the carving impossible. The outstretched arm of the Santa also makes it more difficult
for the carver to complete. This is a particularly large and impressive piece.
You can see two very different examples of Russian Santa on this page. The
Father Frost figure at the top is all natural without any painted scenes on it. The
carver has first chosen to makes intricate carvings all over the cloak of the
Russian Santa in a rich design. Only the face reflects a small amount of paint to
show facial skin tones, eyes and mouth. The two Russian Santas below have
intricately painted scenes and figures on both sides of the Santas. They both
carry satchels, or bags with painted pictures on the sack.
The winter scenes can be enjoyed year round for display.
You can also see examples of the nesting dolls next to the Russian Santa.
Each Russian Santa reflects many weeks or months of work by both the master carver and
the artist. The master carver creates unfinished forms that he then sells to the artist. It is
very rare that the carver would paint his own forms. Usually the master carvers are so busy
with orders that the wait time for a completed figure may be several months or more. After
the artist buys the forms, the work then begins to decide which color scheme to use, what
scenes to paint on the cloak and then what expression to give to the face. The artist can
give even greater interpretation to the hand carved wooden Russian Santa with the choice
of the scenes on the cloak. The artist can choose scenes from Russian fairy tales or
folklore and depict village life in the Russian countryside. Other choices the artist can make
include pictures of Father Frost with the snow maiden in the wintry forest. You can also see
scenes of the snow queen in her majestic sleigh in the air above the villagers' houses.
Each Russian Santa is truly a work of art!
Hand crafted Russian Lacquered boxes are
displayed here! These fine hand made
lacquer boxes have pictures of kittens painted
by a Russian artist. Then a final gloss lacquer
is applied in numerous coats over the
paintings. The Russian artist has signed and
dated the boxes. These paintings are of
excellent quality in their design and colors.
face and details all
over cloak all
carved by hand by
Fabulously rich detailed carvings on this very tall
15 inch Russian Santa holding bird and staff, price
RUSSIAN LACQUER BOX - hand made and hand
painted -SOLD! Others available on this website.
Did you know that the Russians can enjoy the wonderment of two Christmases? Yes, it is true. This occurs
due to the past tradition of observing Christmas on January 7th. Now, many Russians also celebrate on
December 25th, too.
Did you also know that the Russians have the wonderful opportunity to celebrate New Year's twice? They
celebrate on the 1st of January and again on the date of the old New Year's Day on the 14th of January. The
Russian New Year could be considered in many ways to be somewhat alike to the celebration of Christmas, but it's
done with a Russian flair!
Russian Santas and nesting dolls
Ushanka hats and other warm fur hats on display in the marketplace.