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Annalee
Anri
ashton-drake
Boyds
Bradford Exchange
Clothtique
coca-cola
David Frykman
Department 56
Dreamsicles
Enesco
especially for you
Fabriche
Fenton Glass
Fitz & Floyd
Franklin Mint
G. Debrekht
Goebel
Gumps
Hallmark
Hamilton Collection
heartwood creek
Hummel
jim shore
Josef
Kurt Adler
Legend of Santa Claus
Lenox
Lladro
Lynn Haney
Norman Rockwell
Pipka
Possible Dreams
Roman
Snowbabies
Steinbach
Thomas Kinkade
United Design
waterford
 
 
   

Russian Santas

Russian Santas - hand carved & painted

Russian Santa Claus - hand carved

Russian Santas are hand-carved from a solid piece of wood and hand-painted by select artists from all over Russia. The wood used is from the Linden tree (lime) and is carefully selected and dried for at least two years. Carvings are traditionally carried from village to village to be exquisitely hand-painted by selected, talented artists. In some cases, figures travel over a thousand miles and it may take several weeks to complete a single piece. The magnificent painting on each woodcarving is unique to that artist and usually portray scenes from the winter holiday seasons and characters from Russian folklore.

It is very common to see carvings of Russian Santas and Father frost with characters such as the Snow maiden, angels, children (representing the coming year), or a traditional Troika (three horses pulling the sleigh) in a winter scene. Modern pieces have become “Americanized” with beautiful scenes of the American version of Santa Claus and our own holiday traditions painted on the carvings. For centuries carvings were highly lacquered to protect the painted scenes and the wood from the elements of time, whereas some of the newer carvings have a “matte” finish for a different look.

Unlike mold-cast figures, the result of a hand-carved, solid piece of wood is that each and every piece is an original - very unique in the collectibles industry.
 

 
 
 

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Great assortment and quality from some of
Russia's finest artists

 
 
     
 
 

 
     
 
 

More wonderful Santa figurines, santa carvings, themed Santas, mixed media Santas and Santa collectibles from individual Santa artists and other Santa sources......

Santa Artists
 Dave Francis
 Dennis Brown
 Jim Shore
 Pipka
 Thomas Kinkade
 Lynn Haney
 David Frykman
 Teri Embrey
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Antique Santas
Mrs Claus
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