BELSNICKEL OOAK Primitive, Handcrafted Folk Art Santa a JMFAW © Original Design No molds or patterns used. An original design- created totally on a whim, by sheer inspiration, imagination, love & appreciation for the beauty of handmade treasures. All Folk Art designs are "American Country Primitives"- created mostly out of vintage quilts, coverlets & fabric adding a quaint softness & rich historical past to each creation. All adornments are handcrafted, from clay, paper. fabric, wood, real goose feathers, primitive by nature, to compliment the design- twigs, branches, cones, etc. At times a vintage adornment may be included- it's presence will always be part of the listing description. Don't do glitter, don't do glitz- don't add "manufactured" accessories. Wool from sweet American-raised sheep is used- never fur from any animal. Every piece is quaint, primitive & heartwarming with a strong emphasis on Americana. Hours & hours of meticulous work go into each creation, right down to smallest detail- making each a true Folk Art Collectible. BELSNICKEL ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A beautiful Belsnickel- his robe, shawl and hood are sewn from gorgeous, hand woven, antique coverlets- beautiful primitive colours & hand-stitched detail. His face is needle felted-sculpted from wool with detailed features & fly specks. He has a beard & hair of sheep wool. The original fringe from coverlet trim his hood & shawl. He measures almost nine inches tall with a diameter base of 3.25". He is stuffed with wool for weight & feel and further aged with tea & spices for timeworn charm- absolutely perfect for anyone who appreciates lovely vintage textiles, Early American charm & gorgeous folk art Santas. Display him on a pedestal dish or pantry box and surround him with pods, cones, cinnamon sticks & evergreen sprigs. No glue gun is ever used. Every stitch, every seam, every detail is completely & meticulously hand-sewn, hand-painted & hand-applied. Handcrafted in the USA, signed & dated in a smoke/pet-free studio. Artist has been honored & listed several times in "Early American Life's" magazine "Directory of Traditional Crafts" Intended as a decorative collectible, not for children. JMFAW© © 2008 Julie Marek Folk Art Works. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Any reproduction of design, words, images and detail of artist's original work without permission is strictly prohibited and LEGALLY protected by copyright. Selling the artwork does NOT transfer image or any rights of copyright to buyer. All legal rights remain solely with the creative artist.