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.
Intricately Carved Russian Santa
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 shown below! 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.
Size: 4 inches X 3 X 1 1/4. Price of the Russian lacquered box:: $68.
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 - price:
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!