This gnome like figure is based on the tomte from Scandinavia. The basic shape has been formed by sculpting woollen core fibres using a barbed felting needle. The coloured topcoat is then added and needle felted on, grey for the body and blue for the hat. A bulbous flesh coloured nose has been added and two beaded flowers with antique bronze effect petals have been added to the hat as decoration.
The tomte stands approximately 14cm (5.5") high
Originating in Scandanavia, the tomte (swedish), nisse (danish/norwegian) or tonttu (finnish) is a mythological creature from Nordic folklore. Similar to a gnome in appearance, according to legend they will protect the family and animals from evil and misfortune although if insulted they may play tricks or steal items! Nowadays, they are usually associated with the winter solstice and the Christmas season but are loved and displayed all year round.
Other variations available as separate listings in my shop.
Please note: this is a decoration/collectors item and is not intended as a toy. It may contain loose woollen fibres and small parts that could present a choking risk to a young child.
Shipping & delivery
This item will be posted to you by Orchard Felts within 3 days of receiving payment.
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