Naos is glad to make your acquaintance. Naos is lovingly handmade from natural dyed wool and waiting to join your collection. All MJ & Me hand-felted artwork and collectibles are exclusively available online at craftedbymjandme.com or through one of our select distributors.
Naos has a green thumb to match his coat. The relationship between gnomes and everything that grows upon the earth is very tightly interwoven. The health of the gnome community depends upon the health of the garden, the forest, and all the animals that call them home.
As gnomes often live to reach 425 years of age, they have watched many of the most ancient pines and maples grow from saplings; they have even planted some themselves.
Naos is an expert in the ancient knowledge of flora, as was his father, and his father before him. He knows each moss, lichen, tree and shrub within the territory. It is his job to assist in any way that he can to ensure the balance of the soil, detect any diseases that may be brought on the wings of new beetle species or an especially wet summer, and to discourage overcrowding of root systems. He is constantly measuring levels, testing soil, and directing the growth of plants for their optimal benefit.
Naos is also well aware of where to find each and every plant necessary for medicinal or dietary purposes. Gnomes are always careful to feed their bodies exactly what is needed for optimal performance. They gratefully and respectfully make use of all herbal remedies made available by nature. They are experts at drying leaves, berries and roots for baking and tea-making, and also have been known to distill certain essential oils; all of which they keep stored in massive pantries within their homes for use during the cold, long winter.
Naos wears the traditional forest mushroom-colored (dark orange) cap. He is 361 years old. He remains a bachelor, although he has had many love interests over the years.
Naos is one of the ten hand-felted gnomes in our 2019 collection "The Enchanted Garden" and is available only for a limited time.
All gnomes stand approximately 4.5 inches from the tip of their cap to the tips of their toes.