Forest Gnome # 33

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Forest Gnome
Edition #33
Item #5317
Retired 10/31/2002
Signed
No Story Card
1978 was the year when I created my first Forest Gnome. Standing upright with his hands clasped behind him, he was in the classic pose associated with an anonymous forest gnome. I've seen statues and drawings of gnomes that date back over one hundred years and they all share certain characteristics: short stature, large head, full beard, medieval tunic, and tall, pointed hat (usually red.) My first version was approximately 12 inches tall, with his tunic tightly stretched across his chest. Then in the early 1980"s I revised the statue and reduced his size to approximately 10 inches...and wrinkled his tunic a bit. The third version, in 1991, relected my style change by being more realistic and its height was back to 12 inches. Except for having shaved his moustache (well, Betty Crocker changes her hair style!), his pose was still traditional. Now, for 1997, this fourth version is shorter and yet has the tallest gnome hat thus far. He's grown back his moutache...and in his beard you can spot at least 2 more faces than could be found in the beard of Forest Gnome "91. As the leader of the clan, Forest Gnome oversees hundreds more Gnomes and Woodspirits (who wear less traditional clothing). With his five senses that are keener than those of humans, he is a wonderful caretaker and babysitter. No wonder he is often the first housewarming gift for a new home. This Gnome is where the heart is! This is the second version of Forest Gnome. Certificate of Authenticity is included.

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  • Model: 5317A
  • Shipping Weight: 3.25lbs
  • 1 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Cairn Studio, Ltd


This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 30 January, 2010.

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