Mari Kimsto is a Paris, Ontario based artisan whose search for a decorative gnome led her to create her own. She wanted a gnome with the timeless simplicity of Scandinavian designs. Also known as tomtens/nisse/tonttus, they represent good luck and safeguard homes.
Of course, a gnome is not a gnome without a hat. Mari searches thrift stores for knits with beautiful patterns, colours and textures and re-purposes these into hats, to give each gnome its own personality.
No two gnomes are alike, each is unique and waiting for adoption.