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Built in the 16th century at the behest of Ivan the Terrible, St. Basil’s Cathedral sits at the geometric center of Moscow on Red Square. Its iconic form features multiple domes and spires decorated in extraordinary patterns and details that attest to the building’s – and the city’s – colorful past. Our Russian artisans carry on the traditions of their ancestors as they painstakingly hand-paint layer upon layer of color and lacquer in exquisite detail for each hand-crafted piece inspired by St. Basil’s Cathedral & their national heritage.
For this limited edition sculpture, our artisan, Olga of Moscow begins each piece by meticulously hand-carving the shape of Father Christmas from hand-selected basswood. She then brings each cheery figure alive with an exquisitely painted face and robe adorned with golden details and a wintery scene featuring St. Basil’s Cathedral in times of old. Act fast as only 50 will ever be made!
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