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Carved Christmas Ornaments

Most of these were made 20-40 years ago in small batches in and around Sergiev Posad, St. Petersburg or Moscow.

  • Skomorokh Grandfather Frost

    Skomorokh Grandfather Frost

    A nicely carved and painted Skomorokh (Скоморох). A Skomorokh was a prominent musician and entertainer of Muscovy and Kievan Rus' from the 10th-17th centuries. Dressed as Grandfather Frost (Дед Мороз). 1 only, as shown.

    $30.00
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    Skomorokh in Orange Tunic

    Skomorokh in Orange Tunic

    A nicely carved and painted Skomorokh (Скоморох). A Skomorokh was a prominent musician and entertainer of Muscovy and Kievan Rus' from the 10th-17th centuries. Dressed in cap, orange tunic, striped pants and black boots. 1 only, as shown.

    $29.95 $18.00
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    Skomorokh in Green Tunic

    Skomorokh in Green Tunic

    A nicely carved and painted Skomorokh (Скоморох). A Skomorokh was a prominent musician and entertainer of Muscovy and Kievan Rus' from the 10th-17th centuries. Dressed in cap, green tunic, striped pants and red boots. 1 only, as shown.

    $29.95 $18.00
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    Boy in Blue Traditional Shirt Ornament

    Boy in Blue Traditional Shirt

    Young boy dressed in a traditional Russian shirt and black service cap. Hand painted on wood, glossy lacquer finish. Made in Russia, circa 1999. 4"x1". 1 only.  

    $18.00 $12.00
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  • Devochka (Red Dress) Ornament

    Devochka (Red Dress)

    Maiden in a red dress (Девушка в красном платье). Hand carved and painted wooden ornament with high relief detail and painting on both sides. 4" in height. Made in Russia about 25 years ago. In excellent condition. 1 only.

    $28.00
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    Boy in Green Vest Ornament

    Boy in Green Vest

    Young Man with Green Vest. Finely painted ornament of a young man in black pants with red stripes, a green vest and a red shirt with white polka dots. Hand made and painted. Circa 1991, Russia. 3½" in height. 1 only. Note: one small "ding" on the...

    $14.95 $12.00
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    Winter Maiden Ornament

    Winter Maiden

    Winter Maiden. A young girl with a bright red kerchief and long red belt around her waist. Circa 1985. 4" in height. 1 only.

    $14.95 $12.00
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  • Polkh Maidan Ornament

    Polkh Maidan

    Polkh Maidan Ornament. Traditional colors and painting, circa 1980. 3" in height. 1 only. Note: paint on the bottom slightly worn (can be color touched). Otherwise fine. More information on Polkh Maiden here.  

    $12.95 $12.00
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  • Musical Dogs Ornament

    Musical Dogs (2 Nest)

    Musical Dogs. Charming set of two dogs who play musical instruments. The outer dog serenades on his violin. Opened up, he reveals a puppy with a clarinet. Detailed painting from Russia. Circa 1985. 2" in height. 1 only.

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    Tver Maiden Ornament

    Tver Maiden

    Maiden from Tver. A young woman in long bright green with a red kokoshnik and striped yellow towel from her waist. Hand made and painted. Circa 1980, Russia. 4½" in height. 1 only. Note: paint on the back has flaked in one small spot, otherwise...

    $14.95 $12.00
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  • Cook Ornament

    Cook

    Cook (Кухарка). A young woman in a red dress and white blouse with a red ribbon atop her head and holding a rolling pin. Hand made and painted. Circa 1990, Russia. 4½" in height. 1 only.

    $15.00
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  • Chick Hatchling

    Chick Hatchling

    Chick Hatchling (Птенец). A surprised young chick emerges with half of its shell still over its head as if it were a cap. Hand made and painted. Circa 1990, Russia. 2½" in height. 1 only.

    $15.00
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  • Drink Milk Ornament

    Drink Milk!

    Drink Milk (Пить молоко). Freckle-faced boy in a red striped cap polishes off a mug of milk. Hand made and painted. Circa 1990, Russia. 2½" in height. 1 only.

    $15.00
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  • Roly Poly Twins Ornaments

    Roly Poly Twins

    Roly Poly Twins. A pair of Belarusian twins that can also double as spinning tops (when off of the tree, of course.) Hand made and painted circa 1990. Just a touch of wear, otherwise about fine. 2" height. Price is for the pair. 1 pair only.

    $18.95 $18.00
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    Peace Dove

    Peace Dove

    Peace Dove (Голубь мира). Russian white olive flower in the beak of the peace dove flying over the globe. Hand made and painted in Russia. 2½" length x 2" height. 1 only.

    $14.95 $12.00
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    Border Guard Ornament

    Border Guard

    Comical Military Ornament. Original and unusual carved and painted ornament of a clownish Soviet WWII border guard. Dressed in a green uniform with decorations, a clown nose and black boots. Painted details include the belt buckle and belt, epaulets and...

    $25.00 $15.00
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    Comical Bayanist Ornament

    Comical Bayanist

    Comical Bayanist Ornament. Original and unusual carved and painted ornament of a clownish accordion player. Dressed in dark red tunic with yellow decorations, blonde hair, clown nose and lapti (bast shoes). Fully hand made and painted in Russia circa...

    $29.95 $18.00
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    Comical Dancer Ornament

    Comical Dancer

    Comical Dancer Ornament. Original and unusual carved and painted ornament of a daffy dancer. Dressed in black tunic with white decorations, blonde hair, clown nose and lapti (bast shoes). Fully hand made and painted in Russia circa 2000. Clear gloss...

    $29.95 $18.00
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    Skomorokh with Balalaika

    Skomorokh with Balalaika

    A nicely carved and painted Skomorokh (Скоморох). A Skomorokh was a prominent musician and entertainer of Muscovy and Kievan Rus' from the 10th-17th centuries. Dressed in blue tunic, striped pants and black boots and playing a balalaika. 1 only, as shown.

    $24.95 $18.00
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    Skomorokh with Bayan

    Skomorokh with Bayan

    A nicely carved and painted elderly Skomorokh (Скоморох). A Skomorokh was a prominent musician and entertainer of Muscovy and Kievan Rus' from the 10th-17th centuries. Dressed in red tunic, green striped pants and boots and playing a bayan. 1 only, as...

    $29.95 $18.00
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