The Pipka Scottish Santa, also known as Father Christmas, wears the traditional tartan kilt in red and green plaid, topped with a matching cape and hat. Argyle hose and brass buckled shoes complete his outfit. Father Christmas holds a bagpipe, regarded as one of the most difficult musical instruments to play. The "bag" is made of a sheep's stomach and is filled with air that is expelled, much like a bellows, as the bagpipe is played. The bagpipe dates back to the Middle Ages. In the 1800s, the popularity of the unique instrument gained favor and famous military regiments comprised of Scotsmen proved to be heroic in battle. In his other hand, Father Christmas carries a staff, and on his back is a little Christmas tree decorated with red bows. At his feet is a beautiful little West Highland White Terrier, one of five breeds of terrier that originated in Scotland - Scottish Terrier, Cairn Terrier (Queen Elizabeth II owns several), Skye Terrier and Dandie Dinmont. Though small in stature, they are a rugged breed and make excellent watchdogs.
Great for Christmas home decor and Christmas gift giving.
Series: World of Santas
Issued: January 2012
Material: Meticulously crafted from cold-cast resin
Dimensions: 5.25" H