A super vintage male troll with his arm raised. I have called him ‘Wolfie’ after the British TV comedy series ‘Citizen Smith’. He has his original tag.
The company, Ny Form, from Norway have been making trolls in the mountain village of Tynset since 1964 and all the trolls they make are handmade from natural materials.
This troll is an older male wearing a pale blue shirt, brown waistcoat and olive coloured trousers. He is smiling but only has two teeth, he has one hand raised and is giving a cheeky wink! His other hand is in his pocket and he is wearing a belt with a sheathed knife at the back. His clothes are quite threadbare and one of his shoes is broken and gaping open at the front showing off his big hairy toes.
Each Ny Form troll is created and designed by an artist who develops the character of the troll over a course of several days. Every detail and aspect of each troll is taken into consideration to get the final result, which is truly original. Over a day and a night, the troll is hand formed from completely natural materials found in the mountain forests of Norway which makes every troll unique.
Because of the delicate natural composition of these trolls, they are quite fragile and are said to ‘age’ like us humans over time. Therefore, they should be treated with care and are not to be dropped, wetted or allowed to stand in direct sunlight.
This troll has ‘aged’ a little in places, most noticeably on the end of his nose, but on the whole he is in good condition. He has a crackled effect. All the trolls are given a number for reference and a book of authenticity however, the book is missing. I understand he is quite rare and has been discontinued which makes him even more collectable.
Ny Form trolls are made in ‘families’ and when they are purchased on their own they become very lonely, so you should always try to bond with your troll or find a member of his family for him to live with. The trolls come in various sizes so I think a ‘family member’ would be a troll of the same height. This troll’s height is 21cm excluding his wonderful hairstyle.
Ny Form trolls are considered small masterpieces and highly collectable. They are said to bring good luck. As each troll has a different character, you should choose the troll which most reflects your personality or that of the person who receives it.
A highly collectable and endearing creature from the mountains of Norway.