This Santa is a one of a kind work and of exclusive museum quality .
It is crafted by hand : carved out of one piece of log (Amur tilia, the highest grade of linden wood), and painted with tempera and gouache. The decoration is made in dot painting technique, where every single paint dot is a brush stroke.
Santa carries a Eurasian capercaillie in his hand.
Full size: 18"H x 8"W x 7.3"D. Workshop "Skazka", Moscow, Russia.
It is called after Ivan Kalita, father of Ivan the Fearsome (Terrible).