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Julenissen - Norway SantaQuantity in Basket: None
Material: cold cast resin
Approx. Size: 10.75" tall
Year Made: 2008
This Santa is: sold out
Norway, one of the oldest countries in Europe, is populated by a hard working people, decedents of Vikings who once ruled much of northern Europe. Situated close to the Arctic and surrounded by the Baltic and Norwegian Sea, Norway, is a self-sufficient country steeped in cultural values and folksy traditions while at the same time it greets the 21st century with open arms. Harsh and long frigid winters have allowed many mountainous villages to remain comparatively isolated, thereby insuring the continuance of centuries old crafts, customs and beliefs. One of these beliefs is in the Nisse, a mischievous little elf who, through his deeds, keeps everyone on his toes, especially at Christmas time. A bowl of porridge is left out for the Nisse to appease him and deter him from his usual pranks. Like every Christmas, the Julenissen of Norway travels the snow covered hills and mountains to deliver the Norwegian Pine Christmas tree and gifts to children all over Norway. Santa wears a beautiful warm fur lined coat embroidered in the colorful Norwegian style. His belt buckle, handcrafted of silver, cinches his knitted tunic while fur lined elk skin boots keep his feet warm. God Jul!