Fine Russian Wood-Carved Santa

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WN4F74070
Special Price $179.99 Regular Price $398.00
In her workshop in Moscow, Nadeshda begins each Father Christmas sculpture by meticulously hand-carving his shape from hand-selected basswood, made exclusively for Uno Alla Volta. She then brings each Santa figure to life with an exquisitely hand-painted face and robe adorned with cheery, colorful details. Each sculpture, a limited edition of 75, is unique; expect subtle differences in the paintings - all, however, use the same color palette. Each Father Christmas is masterfully handcrafted, one at a time, from the hearts and hands of the artisan. Sculpture measures approx. 7.5in. tall.
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