Vintage Santa figure made of chenille and paper mache. He is 4″ tall and stands on a paper mache base glittered with mica. He holds an evergreen bottle brush tree stem topped with a red chenille berry.
His body is, I believe felt covered paper mache. Most say this type Santa has a paper mache face, but frankly, it looks more like plastic to me. His beard is cotton batting or angel hair. He sports a blue belt with a silver, paper buckle.
The base still has its original 5¢ sticker that is marked “Japan.” This was a popular item at the five and dime.