Dressed in festive Russian peasant folk attire, this happy musician ornament features a Russian peasant youth playing a most delightful tune on the gusli. Yes, that thing he is holding is indeed a gusli--Russia's oldest plucked multi-stringed instrument, most likely derived from the ancient lyre. As you may (or may not) remember it was the gusli Sadko used to bewitch the ears of Neptune in the fairy tale by the same name. The musician wears RED--Russia's most festive color--and lapti--shoes woven of birch bark. Such an ornament will certainly add a dash of Russian folk flavor to your Christmas tree. He's just one of several village characters we offer---collect them all to make a statement on your tree! Hand crafted in Russia.