Christmas AngelQuantity in Basket: None
Material: linden wood
Approx. Size: 19.5h x 11 x 8 inches
Hand Carved: solid wood
This Santa is: SOLD
"Christmas Angel - Intricately painted with rich, vibrant colors, this hand-carved Russian Santa beautifully describes the Christmas story of the angel and Santa's through its paintings. Deep purple and crimson colors are accented with gold filigree throughout this exquisite piece. Santa's white beard flows down to a scene painted on the front of his full length coat. The Christmas angel wraps her arms gently around the wide-eyed Russian children as they wait for Christmas day with much anticipation. Carrying special Christmas ornaments for decorating their Christmas tree, the beautiful children are bundled up in traditional Russian dresses, hats and coats. With flowing strawberry blond hair, the perfect face of the Christmas angel is truly captivating as she pleasantly looks on in their journey together. On the back of Santa's coat is a scene of a weary yet joyful Santa handing presents to the happy children as the eagerly await their turn. A little Russian girl snuggles tightly her new teddy bear she just received from Santa. With great pride, Santa hands another young girl a fancy doll while an impish little boy peers around Santa's bag to see what might be for him. Another child patiently waits his turn as he holds his curious kitten. A wintry Russian village scene is finely detailed in the background. The carved Santa's toy bag and staff are painted in gold overlay with great detail. The deep purple and crimson colors pull out every detail of this eloquent Santa. Santa's beautifully carved face and eyes displays full delight in anticipation of the most special day. This Russian 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 finally signed by the artist, Nadezdina, one of the most renowned Santa artists in all of Russia."