What is a gnome? Gnome also known as a Tomte or Nisse.Not many people have seen them because they are very shy and live in the woods. Invite an old friends over for the holidays: The gnomes body is crafted from soft felt. The long blonde beard is made from fake hair, very long as to hang loosely from the shelf, or curl it up like in the picture He will stand on his own and has a weighted bottom. the post is for one but if you want more just let me know. He is a lucky gnome. Gnome or Tomte, according to Scandinavian folklore , bearded men who guard homes, farms and children, particularly at night, protecting them from misfortune. He is a lucky gnome. SIZE: 7 inches tall Each gnome is individually handmade with lots of love! All items come from smoke free environment. Don’t you think this adorable gnomes are welcome any time of the year? They are not only for Christmas.