Nisse (pronounced Nisser) are a Scandinavian mystical creature. This handmade felt Christmas decoration would make a thoughtful gift for a loved one this season to hang on their tree.
Nordic folklore tells a tale of these whimsical gnome like characters, their love of looking after animals and their light hearted and mischievous ways.
This little Nisse Felt Christmas Decoration is thought to bring protection to the families they live with if they are cared for and respected. All they ask for is a bowl of porridge and a glass of glogg each night to stop them from wandering into their cheeky ways.
Each of our handfelted creations have been carefully created by our amazing artisan Josephine, using 100% organic wool.
Have yourself a very HYGGE Christmas
A nisse (Danish: [ˈne̝sə], Norwegian: [ˈnɪ̂sːə]), tomte (Swedish: [ˈtɔ̂mːtɛ]), tomtenisse, or tonttu (Finnish: [ˈtontːu]) is a mythological creature from Nordic folklore today typically associated with the winter solstice and the Christmas season. They are generally described as being short, having a long white beard, and wearing a conical or knit cap in gray, red or some other bright colour. They often have an appearance somewhat similar to that of a garden gnome.
The nisse is one of the most familiar creatures of Scandinavian folklore, and he has appeared in many works of Scandinavian literature. With the romanticisation and collection of folklore during the 19th century, the nisse gained popularity.