This technique is extremely rare and time consuming. It requires the artist to paint a layer of clear frosted paint then quickly removing a portion of the paint before it is dry. This creates a frost layering over the previous layer of paint giving an iridescent look. Currently, Natasha, the artist who painted these Statuettes, is the only artist we know of using the Abramtsova technique.
This Santa is lightly lacquered so it is easily cleaned and protected. The solid linden wood is dried for almost 2 years before it is carved so it will last a lifetime.Linden wood was once used to make drafting boards because it is so stable once properly dried. It does not warp, change shape, or crack and these artistic pieces will bring enjoyment for a lifetime! Please Note: These are not molded or mass produced as are some molded resin Santas from China. This Santa (or Grandfather Frost as he is called in Russia) is made in Sergei Posad, Russia and is signed by the artist.
This Santa measures just under 11 inches tall by 6.25 inches wide. TRULY A COLLECTOR'S PIECE TO BE HANDED DOWN FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION! The item "RUSSIAN SANTA CLAUS withRED & GREEN FLORAL CLOAK #2985 HAND PAINTED WOODEN STATUE" is in sale since Tuesday, June 25, 2019.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Holiday & Seasonal\Christmas\ Current (1991-Now)\Figures\Santa". The seller is "gr8russianstuff" and is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States.