The dwarf is a folklore character. Symbol of wisdom and success, it is a garden decoration loved by many people. Some find them unattractive, others collect them with passion.
Collectors of garden gnomes are called nanomanes . For a long time, Man imagined that the forest was populated by small creatures with mysterious powers. This is why some people believe that garden gnomes are actually real living beings who wake up at night. This belief even led to the creation of a named association the Liberation Front of the Garden Gnomes.
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Artisanal production of ceramic garden gnomes appeared in Germany at the end of the 17th century. At the time, they represented real small sculptures in Pierre or ceramic that were hand painted. In the nineteenth century, production expanded and industrialized. Germany is beginning to import garden gnomes into England, Japan, the United States and recently Scandinavia.
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Today the market of this statue small size has clearly exploded. Several manufacturers offer original garden gnomes and different materials. You can also buy a garden gnome in polystyrene and decorate it according to your desires: painting, collage, fabric or sequins. They are declined in many materials (stone, ceramic, plastic and others), but its physiognomy always has some common characteristics. Usually it is a small humanoid creature with a pointed cap and often red. He has a white beard and a pink face. He is wearing pants and a knit. We rarely find female garden gnomes on the market. In Germany there are nearly 28 million dwarves throughout the country!
Garden gnome with a golden cap and minimalist style
The garden gnomes are a phenomenon that really unleashed the passions! There is even the Liberation Front of the Garden Gnomes. It is a network of informal non-profit groups whose goal is "to give freedom to the garden gnomes". Their release consists of their relocation from the gardens to the forests. The forest is considered as their place of natural habitation.
This association was created in 1996 in France in Alençon, in the Basse-Normandie region. In a few years, the movement has already taken everywhere in France, in Europe and even on the American continent. In 2006, there were already 165 registered groups in France. The 1086 members declare to have released in all 4246 garden gnomes. The site, which had 1086 members, ceased operations in 2010. This significant dwarf release activity extended from 1996 to 2009.
Physiognomy of the classical garden gnome
Garden gnome with a brown hat and a blue bird
Colorful garden gnome in a very original way
Craftsman hand-drawn ceramic garden dwarf
Garden gnomes explorers
Female garden gnome
You can buy a polystyrene garden gnome and decorate it as you wish.
Garden gnome with a ball
Happy garden gnomes with bonnets in flowerpots
Garden gnome in hunting clothes
Garden gnomes stars
A pair of garden gnomes on a swing
The white garden gnome is an aesthetic option in minimalist style
Garden gnome with a red cap and a green knit
Garden gnome lying down resting
Dwarf who likes gardening
Garden gnomes in traditional dress according to their country of origin
Dwarves who like gardening
Dwarf with a cap in the colors of the American flag
Garden gnome with a red cap, a blue knit, green pants and black boots
For nanomanes: chess game with miniatures of garden gnomes
Female garden gnome
Cute and plump dwarfs