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 second wooden Father Frost figure on the page has a
wistful and very expressive carved face. He holds a staff in one hand
and children are watchful for Santa underneath the fir tree in a hand-
painted scene on the wide front of the cloak. The back of the cloak also
has a very large painted scene of little Russian children merrily playing
outside in the snow on a cold winter's day.
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
entirely hand carved natural wooden Russian
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:
This Russian Santa is huge in both size
and girth! He measures 17 1/2 inches tall
by 10 inches wide at the base. The
amount of cloak space for the hand painted
scenes is amazing! The Russian artist
was able to add many details and figures
to the hand painted scenes on the front
and back of the cloak of the Russian
Santa. There are so many different
aspects of the hand painted scenes to
gaze upon that you can always find new
details and perspectives for the artwork.
Look at these Russian children enjoying the merriment of the holidays! 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.
17 1/2 inch tall Russian Santa!
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!
Enormous 17 1/2 inch tall Russian wooden
SOLD - no longer available as of
12/14/2013 Signed by the Russian artist.
Paintings on BOTH sides of the cloak!
HUGE Russian Santa with
paintings on both sides of