The carving is a primitive woodcarving by Al Longo and is approximately 33" X 7". Al Longo is an artist from Protem, MO. Al started carving Santas in 1989, because his wife wanted one they had seen at Peter Engler's shop in Branson, MO. "Honey, I can make you one," Al said and bought some tools, a good knife and some basswood. Well, over 14 years and over a thousand Santa carvings later she gets to keep a few of her favorite ones every year. Santas are his favorite subject and each piece is hand carved and painted by Al from his original designs. His own style of carving and finishing make his Santa figurines and other fold are pieces very unique and collectible. Al and his family live on Bull Shoals Lake near Protem, MO in the beautiful Ozark Mountains, where Al spends most of his time working in his studio... carving Santas. I started carving in the late 80s when my wife and i saw some Santa carvings at Peter Engler's shop in Branson, MO.