RUSSIAN SANTAS
FOR SALE # 20
Russian Santa from master carver in Bogorodsky Village outside of Sergiev Posad.  It takes great strength to carve these
Santas out of a single piece of aged linden wood.  The carver must also have a steady hand when he is creating the features
on the face.  This
Father Frost has a very beautiful and expressive face with a long, flowing  beard.  Look at the picture that
the Russian artist has painted on in a circular pattern all around the cloak!!   You can see the RUssian village, and the various
winter activities in which they are engaged, in the background.  The detail of the facial features is fabulous!  This is an
example of a very finely and exquisitely hand carved wooden RUSSIAN SANTA CLAUS.
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Russian lacquered box with dog and cat
very detailed painting of dog and cat on Russian  lacquered box
RUSSIAN SANTA carved by master carver!  Stunning, finely carved by hand 14 inches tall and is massive in girth!  This is a very substantial carving!! .  Very beautifully carved expressive
face. Signed by the Russian artist on the base.  There are paintings all, around this huge wooden RUSSIAN SANTA in a circular pattern, so that the painting does not end.  This is a very
difficult technique for the artist, rather than painting the front cloak and the separately, the back of the cloak.
Russian lacquered boxes with
cat/dog pictures finely hand painted,
signed and dated by the artist.  
These lacquered boxes measure 4
inches across and 2 inches high.  
All pictures shown are available in
very limited quantities.   Please
email if you are interested.
All of these beautiful Russian Santas and lacquered boxes were personally chosen by me in Russia this summer.  I traveled through the Russian
countryside to meet with artists and carvers to discuss ideas for figures and paintings.  The
Russian Santa figures are carved entirely by hand by
very skilled and master carvers in Russia.  You can judge the quality of the
Father Frost figures by looking at the facial features and the paintings.  
Some of the
Russian Santas have paintings on the back of the cloak or paintings all around the Santa.  For other Santas, the most impressive part
is the very finely carved face or the techniques used to paint the floral cloaks where the artist applied a white glaze over the colors to create an
opaque look.   The
Russian Santa can be tall and thin, or quite broad and massive in size and weight.  
Extremely detailed paintings of dog and cat on Russian lacquered boxes
Fabulously detailed painting of countryside in the winter with villagers in the snow
in the cold Russian winter!
NOTE:  no shipping available from 11/08/2018 -
12/09/2018
Adorable Russian bears hand painted on cloak of Santa
children selling fir trees and onion-domed church in background
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paintings in a ciruclar pattern all around the Santa's cloak!
villagers bundled up for the cold winter in the Russian countryside that is hand-painted on the cloak of this massive wooden Russian Santa Claus
huge sack on the RUSSIAN SANTA CLAUS WITH HAND PAINTED SCENE IN THE WINTER
children on sled enjoying the RUSSIAN winter
THIS MASSIVE AND
WONDERFULLY
PAINTED RUSSIAN
SANTA IS FOR SALE ON
PAGE 12 AND IN STOCK
RIGHT NOW!
THE TWO WOODEN RUSSIAN SANTAS ON THIS PAGE ARE BOTH IN STOCK
RIGHT NOW.  THEY BOTH HAVE VERY FINELY DETAILED PAINTINGS ON
BOTH SIDES OF THE CLOAK.  BOTH FATHER FROST FIGURES ALSO HAVE
A CIRCULAR PAINTING ALL AROUND THE CLOAK.
VERY GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR THE COLLECTOR!!