carvings - wood Santa Claus
One of a kind, hand carved and painted works of art.
Some might be considered primitive while others nothing
but fine art from some of the world's most talented
Santa carvers. Regardless of style and design each
Santa carving is unique, and therefore much more
collectible and valuable than mass-produced castings.
Most Santa carvings are carved and painted by the sole
artist, although there are many husband and wife teams
where one does the carving and the other the painting.
Typically, painted Santa carvings are made from
basswood, linden and pine, whereas carvings left in
there natural wood tones usually are carved from walnut,
butternut, catalpa, and even some pine - grain is
critical in the final product of natural Santa carvings.