"CHRISTMAS MAGIC" OOAK Primitive Handcrafted Folk Art Santa a JMFAW© Original Design from Vintage Quilt & Coverlet with Handmade Horse, Drum and Loads of Gifts ! 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. "CHRISTMAS MAGIC" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Nostalgic & charming in every way, this gorgeous Santa will take you back in time- when the holiday season seemed simple & pure. Hours of work, thought & amazing detail went into this design and finally- he is ready to leave the workbench and venture on to a warm, welcoming home. Completely dressed in soft, olde vintage quilt with lots of additional primitive hand-stitched detail- his hat & shawl are fashioned out of antique coverlets. He has a lovely hand-stitched, hand-coloured face with sheep wool hair & beard. In one arm, he carries an adorable, handmade rocking horse which has been completely crafted out of backyard branches & twigs with hemp hair & tail and then, primitively painted. In his other arm, he holds a handmade drum- complete with drumsticks- somewhere, a little drummer boy is just waiting to wake up Christmas morning to find the drum he requested from Santa months ago beneath the family tree. His bag is sewn out of a beautiful antique coverlet and is filled with gifts & treats- all handmade from the candy canes to each & every hand-illustrated package. More of these packages are tucked under his other arm. Also, included are extra gifts to display around the base of your Santa as shown in the second photograph. Attached are tiny handmade gift tags that you may wish to personalize with family names. A primitive handmade American flag proudly finds a place in his bag and two sprig trees created from real goose feathers will soon decorate someone's loving home. This Santa measures an impressive 9.5" tall- with an arm width of about 6". He is stuffed with cotton fabric for heavy weight & feel and further aged with tea & cinnamon for timeworn charm. A perfect companion for your antiques, primitives & Santa collection- his comforting & kind face will warm your heart & home and invite conversation every time you catch a glimpse. He's a genuine piece of American Folk Art- a true investment in heart & home... sure to become a beloved family treasure ! No messy glue gun is ever used. Every stitch, every seam, every detail of this creation 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.