His eyes how they twinkled, his dimples how merry!
His checks were likes roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
and the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;
St. Nicholas is a picturesque image of the Santa we all know and love. He is dressed in a deep red velvet coat and hat with faux fur detailing, wool pants and a linen shirt. His face is carved with intricate details and painted with light washes to allow the beauty of the wood to show through. He is topped off with a toy sack filled with gifts.