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  • Nisse/Gnome Ornament - matte finish
  • Nisse/Gnome Ornament - matte finish

Nisse/Gnome Ornament - matte finish

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This little fused glass ornament was inspired by my Scandinavian Heritage.

Ornament measures approximately 6" long.

There are several gnome ornaments available and this picture represents one.  I can send you a picture of the one you will receive prior to completing the purchase.

Nisse History from Wikipedia 

Nisse may be derived from Norse niðsi, meaning "dear little relative" or from the Germanic water-sprite nixie.  Nisse is also a common name in Danish and the Scanian dialect in southernmost Sweden; as a nickname for Niels/Nils, and its usage in folklore comes from expressions such as Nisse god dräng ("Nisse good lad", cf. Robin Goodfellow). The Swedish tomte is derived from the term for a place of residence and area of influence: the house lot or tomt.

According to tradition, the nisse lives in the houses and barns of the farmstead, and secretly act as their guardian.  If treated well, they protect the family and animals from evil and misfortune, and may also aid the chores and farm work. However, they are known to be short tempered, especially when offended. Once insulted, they will usually play tricks, steal items and even maim or kill livestock.


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