We call them Gnomes in America. In Finland they are called Tonttu (Finnish) or Tomte (Swedish). They are a popular Scandinavian mythological character that is reputed to protect a home and the family, land and animals against any misfortune. Tomte may help out with chores if treated well. However, if offended they can play tricks.
Each one of kind Point of View Farm Tomte are individually hand-crafted right at Point of View farm. They are formed over a hardwood which is unique to each one and then our Point of View Farm wool is applied to it. Each is signed on the bottom by the artist. An heirloom piece of art that will be cherished for generations.
This fella, named Mikko, measures 6 inches tall. He has forgot his cap at home. Not all Tomte look like this under their caps but, Mikko does! Perhaps he hails from the stone age or maybe he is just having a bad hair day. He is all shades of brown and sports a unibrow. Mikko, you are unique.
In Finland, it is customary to honor the Tonttu/Tomte with gifts such as treats or alcohol. We give ours a place of honor by the front door of our home. They make perfect gifts.