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  • Swedish Gnome, Christmas Gnome, Swedish Tomte Figurine
  • Swedish Gnome, Christmas Gnome, Swedish Tomte Figurine
  • Swedish Gnome, Christmas Gnome, Swedish Tomte Figurine

Swedish Gnome, Christmas Gnome, Swedish Tomte Figurine

This little whimsical and rotund Swedish Tomte is handmade by me in my studio. This fun Christmas Gnome is hand sculpted from polymer clay with my Klimt Cane on the front of his red coat. His very large nose has been dusted with pan pastel to give that rosy glow. His hair is made from Merino Wool/Bamboo Roving. His hat is made from 100% blue felt. A great addition to your Christmas Swedish 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: 6" in height and it's mostly hat.  

PACKAGING & SHIPPING
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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