Swedish Christmas Tomte with Blue Wool Hat

This charming Swedish Gnome Tomtar is handmade by me in my studio. His body, boots, and blue pants are sculpted from polymer clay. His nose has been dusted with pan pastel to give this Swedish Christmas Tomte a rosy glow. His boots have been waxed and polished with Renaissance Wax. His hair is made from Merino Wool/Bamboo Roving. His hat is made from 100% blue felt with a 100% cotton band woven on my a sami heddle.

What a fun addition to your Scandinavian gnomes collection.

A tomte is a humanoid mythical creature of Scandinavian folklore. The tomte or nisse was believed to take care of a farmer's home and children and protect them from misfortune, in particular at night, when the housefolk were asleep. The Swedish name tomte is derived from a place of residence: the house lot or tomt. The tomte/nisse was often imagined as a small, elderly man (size varies from a few inches to about half the height of an adult man), often with a full beard; dressed in the everyday clothing of a farmer.

Approx. Size: 5" in height

He is packed in a small box and shipped via Canada Post. He comes complete with a card explaining the tomte mythology.

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