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The Maileg Nisse Pixy family comes from an ity bity tiny country, far away in the North. From there, pixy have wondered to most other parts of the world, yet only the fewest know the little pixy well. The little pixy is shy and would much rather have us believe that he is made only of pure cotton from top to toe, but we do know that deep inside of him, a sweet little Christmas heart is pounding.....
These cute pixies are sure to be a winner with magnetic hands and feet they can all hold hands!
History of the Nisse
The name "Nisse" probably derives from St. Nicholas. But "nisser" - which are elves (or gnomes) are old figures which existed long before the birth of Christ. There are several types of "nisser" in Denmark. The most known is the "Fjøsnisse" which is a "nisse" who takes care of the animals on the farms. The "Fjøsnisse" is very short and often bearded and lives in a barn or a stable. He wears clothes of wool and often has a red knitted hat. The "Fjøsnisse" often plays tricks on people. Sometimes he will scare people by blowing out the lights in the barn or he will scare the farm dog at night. You can hear the dogs bark! He can become very friendly with the people that live on the farm, but one should never forget to give him a large portion of porridge on Christmas Eve - or else he will play tricks for example move the animals around in the barn, braid the horses' mane and tail, and other tricks like that.........
The Maileg family are quality toys created by Danish designer Dorthe Mailil. With new ranges being added throughout the year, they are now collected by children and adults all over the world.
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