The Christmas gnome is extremely popular.
In hallways, on staircases, in living or dining rooms, ... but also as a doorstop.
Also ideal as a doorstop.
The gnome, filled with sand, bravely withstands draught and prevents doors from slamming. Dressed in woolly felt, the soft body does not leave scratches or dents on lacquers, wood, wallpaper and floor coverings. Even vulnerable glass doors won’t be damaged. Furthermore, the gnome is much friendlier to your toes than the usual doorstops made from steel or stone.
Very detailed and lovingly finished.
In contrast to many faceless gnomes, the nisse has innocent black eyes and a big nose. Thanks to an incorporated wire, you can shape the hat to your liking. The hat has white felt dots all over as a sign that he has come through the snow. Available in 2 sizes. One is 25cm (9.8″) high with a bent hat. Total height: 58cm (22.8″). The diameter of the body is approx. 12cm (4.7″). Weight approx. 520g (1.1 lbs). The other one is 45cm (17.7″) high with a bent hat. Total height: 105cm (41.3″). The diameter of the body is approx. 23cm (9.1″). Weight approx. 1,920g (4.2 lbs).
Nisses are part of Danish and Norwegian tradition.
The name comes from Niels, the Danish form of Nicholas. Like a Swedish tomte, a nisse is considered a good spirit and protector of a house. The Christmas nisse (or Julenisse) was invented by Danish historian painter Constantin Hansen in 1836. As one of Santa Claus’ helpers, the Christmas nisse expects to get good meals in the holiday season: Rice pudding is his favourite.