Handcrafted in the Pennines
Handcrafted Scandinavian Gnomes - otherwise known as tomte, nisse and tonttu
Each gnome is individual and all are made in beautiful fabrics, have needle felt noses and a hand stitched finish. A far cry from the mass produced gnomes - these little chaps all have their own unique character. Your gnome will arrive along with a numbered certificate of authentication.
From Scandinavian folklore these little chaps are known as 'Tomte' (Swedish), 'Nisse' (Norwegian & Danish) 'Tonttu' (Finnish) - or simply a House Sprite:
It is said that they worked in the home and farm, taking care of the animals, doing chores and bringing good fortune and prosperity - all in return for porridge with a helping of butter! But be careful - he's a mischievous little imp if not shown the respect he deserves!...
To purchase and browse the full current range please visit my Etsy shop or contact me direct for enquiries
Pictured below are a selection of Ragged Home gnomes, past and present
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