"Yevfimiy Putyatin", 13"H, ss2, Russian Unique Wooden Santa
This Santa is crafted completely by hand: carved out of the best species of linden wood - Amour tilia- and painted with tempera and gouache. Painter Rasskazova, carver unknown. Worshop "Skazka", Moscow, Russia. There are three people involved in crafting this piece: the carver, the decorator of the gown (landscapes) and the painter of the face.
Yevfimiy Putyatin was an Explorer of the Russian Far East, the first Russian to land in Japan (1855) and sign a treaty between Russia and Japan.