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Scandinavian HolidaysQuantity in Basket: None
Material: linden wood
Approx. Size: 12 x 6.5 x 4.5 inches
Hand Carved: solid wood
This is an amazing Santa, very unique, blue tones, regionally specific and finished with a lot of woodburned detail, an art in and of itself. Reminiscent of Europe's Old World traditions, Santa holds a saddle bag style toy bag with Scandinavian/Bavarian village scenes painted on the front and back of the bags. Red bows, gold bells and evergreen and holly are delicately painted over the wide shoulder strap. Holding a Old World timepiece in his other hand, Santa knows time is of the essence this holiday season as his clock nears striking midnight. Painted on the front of this beautifully carved Santa is a night time scene of snowmen gathered around a Christmas Tree on a clear starry night. One star shines brightly over all others to light their night time festivities. On the back, a painting of children laughing as they carry their freshly cut Christmas Tree home to enjoy. A child is sledding in down the hill in the background. This wonderful piece will take you back to a European Christmas of years ago. This wooden Santa made for Reasons to Believe is hand carved from solid linden, also known as either basswood or lime in various parts of the world. Once carved and sanded the Santa is hand painted and finished in extraordinary detail with numerous coats and signed by the artist.