The tomte, nisse or tomtenisse is a mythological creative from Nordic folklore, now associated with the Christmas season.
According to tradition, the tomte lives in houses and barns, secretly acting as guardian. If treated well, they protect the family and animals from misfortune, and may even help with chores and farm work. Beware though, short tempered when offended, they can switch to playing tricks and stealing things.
These cute little tomte, just 8cm tall, handstitched from 100% wool bring a touch of magic, mystery and fun to any Christmas setting.
Handmade in Castlemaine by Elfin Trail.