"Gerasim Ankudinov", 20"H, sd1, Russian Unique Wooden Collectible Santa
This is a unique handcrafted Santa with bag : carved out of one piece of log and painted in combintaed technique of tempera and gouache. It is decorated with an intricate painting of a Russian winter scene probably somewhere in a remote Russian village where maybe (?) the artist lived.
Workshop "Skazka", Moscow, Russia
It is called after Gerasim Akudinov, a 17th century explorer and geographer of the Far East.