A very large (16.5 inches tall and 8 inches wide), beautifully carved and painted Santa Claus. Rich blue base coat with an incredible amount of detail work. This Santa decorated with scenes of Russian village in the winter time on both front and back. Soft blue tones with swirls of frosty white and snowflakes accenting the scenes with a breath of winter. Santa's hat,boots,mittens and back of his coat decorated with gemstones and beads. He is a very happy Santa with friendly blue eyes. Extremely well done in every aspect. This Russian Santa is completely hand carved from solid linden wood. Unique, hand-crafted Santa is a one of a kind work of art. Artist Natalia Rasskazova. Signed by artist.