Two Miniature Santas Carved from Wood

Two Miniature Santas Carved from Wood
«Two Miniature Santas Carved from Wood»

Ded Moroz is what Russians call their Santa Claus. He is similar but at the same time nothing alike to his American counterpart. First of all, he has nothing to do with Coca-Cola; second, he doesn't bust into people's houses via the chimney; and he doesn't have a magical sleigh tugged by red-nosed deer. "Ded Moroz" is simply a jolly-old grandpa that goes from house to house with with his granddaughter and gives presents to kids (regardless if they were naughty or nice). In Moscow's shops you'll find a vast array of his figurines, which were masterfully carved out of wood and painted. This picture was taken in one of the booths in Izmailovo craft market "Vernisazh."

Photo #001 taken on December 04, 2010

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