"Tichon of Zadonsk", Nesting Doll, s11a, 8.5"
This Santa (Ded Moroz that is how Russias call Santa Claus) is handcarved out of lindenwood (basswood) and painted by hand in blue and white colors. He is a very jolly fellow, his eyes are calm and express happiness of Christmas - one of the best times of the year for Christians. The artist Elvira painted him in unique painting pattern, which she created especially for painting Ded Moroz. Santa is decorated with acrylic pictures painted by hand on the front and on the back.
This Ded Moroz is named after Tichon of Zadonsk, one of the most important religious scholars and educators of 19th century Russia.