Polish Krasnoludek (Krasnal) Mountain Gnome Leprechaun. Krasnoludek or krasnal is a Polish mythological type of gnome or elf, common in many Polish and translated folk tales. He is somewhat related to popular culture's "brownies" or "sprites". Due to a plethora of fantasy literature, these little humans are now differentiated from a gnome and or a dwarf, each of which is extensively used in fantasy literature, while a krasnoludek still exists in older folk tales. The word krasnoludek comes from old Polish krasny (kraśny), and ludek. One translation is "peaceful, small human-like creature".
A fine carving accented by different colors, and attached shiny pebble stones. A natural wood walking stick completes the ensemble. Excellent condition with a bit of dust in the crevices. 5½" in height. 1 only.