Vintage Roly Poly Santa - Hand-Carved and Signed Wooden Folk Art - European Primitive Toys
Balanced on the round weight of his belly, this jolly old Santa weebles and wobbles his way through the holiday season in the most cheerful of ways. Clearly, those Christmas cookies he so enjoys have been quite irresistible!
Roly-poly's are primitive style toys that right them selves when pushed, giving them a whimsical and lively spirit. Popular toys in Asia and Europe throughout history, they are considered folk art by many collectors and are prized for their unique, one-of-a-kind appearance. Our Santa here features a big round belly, and full beard representing the jolly spirit of the holiday.
- Solid wood
- Hand-signed by artist on bottom
- lovely primitive detailing
This Santa is absolutely charming. An incredible feat of woodworking, he's perfectly balanced so that he never falls over on his own. There is a crack in the wood, due to age on the backside. This adds to his primitive nature and does not affect his roly poly abilitis at all. Please see photos.
Measures 6.5" inches (height) x 5" inches width (at widest section).
This Santa makes a wonderful table decoration for the holidays especially if you have a kid's table. Full of whimsical fun for all ages, you can invent holiday games surrounding his Spin-The-Santa abilities and you can keep little ones entertained through long holiday dinners.