"Russian Snow Maiden", 13"H, sno3
This work is crafted by hand. It is carved out of linden wood (the best tilia species - "Amur", Siberia) and painted in goauche. The figurine is decorated with dot painting technique: every single dot of paint is actually a brush stroke. Workshop "Skazka" (Fairy Tale), Moscow, Russia. 13"H x 6"W x 5.5"D.
The Snow Maiden is a fictional character in Russian folkloric tradition. She is a grand daughter of Russan Santa - Grand Father Frost. She lives in the forest all the year round and protects little animals and birds. When Christmas time comes Santa picks her up and they go and give away Christmas presents to well behaved children.