Scandinavian gnomes or Tomten have always been one of my favorite characters. Their cranky, yet cute demeanor always make me smile. Tomten aren't just for the Christmas season though, they are great for all year long as they have been known to be great helpers around the house, garden and the farm. Just don't forget to pay them with a nice warm bowl of porridge!
The "Garden Gnome" stands approximately 13 inches tall with his base at 5 inches wide.
The gnome was created using a wire armature and polymer clay. His beard is made from sheep's wool and he has glass eyes. His shirt is made from soft cotton flannel material and his britches were made from corduroy. He wears a pleather belt with a metal buckle and his red felt cap is not removable from his head. He carries about a large mushroom (which is removable from his hands) and he holds a little metal watering can to help tend to his garden. The mushrooms were created from paper clay, then painted with acrylic paint and sealed for their protection.
This sweet "Garden Gnome" would be wonderful in any gnome collection!
Please handle this item with care.
This item is considered a fine art sculpture. It is not intended as a play toy for tiny hands because it contains choking hazards and can break if not handled appropriately.
Please note that this item is intended for indoor display purposes only. It is not intended to be placed on display outside of the home. The artist is not responsible for damage due to exposure to outdoor elements.