This is a wooden Tomtenisse doll. The face looks really cute.
It can be displayed on a windowsill or bookshelf as if the doll is sitting on it.
This doll has been displayed in a Swedish home for many years, and it shows some deterioration over time.
The country of origin, age, or designer are unknown, however most probably Scandinavian. The clothes are made of wool.
[Size] Seated height approx. 14cm (overall height approx. 20cm) x width approx. 12cm
According to tradition, the nisse lives in the houses and barns of the farmstead, and secretly acts 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.