Do you collect wooden Santas or Ded Moroz as Father Christmas is called in Russia? I’m fascinated by the artistry that goes into these folk figures. Collecting them over the years results in a superb display at Christmas time.
One wooden Russian Santa looks great featured on a mantle or as part of a Christmas scene. Hand-carved Santas in a collection looks stunning in a display case or on a shelf. Group them on a side table for a dramatic display. The more elaborate ones such as the one shown here cost hundreds of dollars. It is 1o inches tall with the carving and painting done by a known artist who signs the work.
My husband majored in Soviet Area Studies in college. He studied the Russian language and worked as a translator. He has always wanted to visit Russia.
Now that we are retired, this dream trip may actually happen. I doubt that we will go in winter as we are both too accustomed to living in warm climates like Florida, Texas and Australia, the last three places we’ve lived.
So… someday we will take that trip to Russia, maybe a river cruise in summer. We won’t see a Russian Santa Claus, but in the meantime I want to get one of these carvings to display during the holidays.
Other people collect nutcracker figures or Christmas village scenes, but I want to start a collection of carved wooden Russian Santa figures. Deciding on the right one to start our collection is the hard part. There are so many beautiful ones that it is hard to choose.
These hand-carved and hand-painted Russian Santa figures are usually around 6 inches tall. The carving and painting are not as elaborate as the one shown above. Thus, they are less expensive but provide you with a delightful and unique Christmas display.
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