Santa Wood Carvings

Antique Hand Carved Santa Wood Carvings

Original Paper Mache Santa Claus Molds
Read About the History of These Carvings Below

Santa Riding Reindeer
Item Sku: PM1-1
Santa Riding Reindeer


Original Paper Mache Santa Molds

Antique Santa Claus Wood Carvings

The Santas found above were hand carved by talented Phillippino carvers primarily from the 1930's through the 1960's. The molds are carved from the native fruit trees of the Philippines. Once the original wood molds were carved they were then used to create paper mache figures. The wooden molds were first coated with wax, so the paper mache could be removed more easily. Layers of paper mache were then added, and once dried, the artisans would cut and pull off the paper mache, which would then be reassembled and painted. The wood carved molds would be used again and again.