Nisse (pronounced Nisser) are a Scandinavian mystical creature. This handfelted Nisse decoration would make a thoughtful gift for a loved one this season. This guy is called Nisse Nic.
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 handfelted Nisse decoration will bring protection to the family it lives with if he is cared for and respected. All he asks for is a bowl of porridge and a glass of glogg each night to stop him from wandering into his 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
Approx. 28cm tall. Nisse Nic has a slightly weighted base for a sturdy posture.
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.