Posted 3 months ago
Grandparents immigrated from Sweden in very early 1900s. These trolls part of our Swedish Christmas celebration. The figure with dark green shirt is the oldest. The other was brought back from Sweden during a trip in the 1970s.
There is much debate over exactly what this troll is and what it represents. Their similarity suggests a specific meaning. I remember grandmother calling it tomtegubbe. Another remembers being told she is a good witch who uses stick to beat bad children.
Any help with identification, meaning would be deeply appreciated.