Ink and Watercolor on Paper
10” x 13”

We bought this wooden figure in Kazakhstan about 20 years ago. We gave it to my mother, and after she passed away, it came back to us. We are not well acquainted with this figure, but I was pleased how he posed for my drawing, and how he looks so calm and regal.

“Дед Мороз” – Ded Moroz (Grampa Frost) is a legendary figure similar to Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, and Santa Claus who has his roots in Slavic mythology. The tradition of Ded Moroz is mostly spread in East Slavic countries and is an important part of Russian culture.

  • Year 2021