- Pixie Grandparents in Rocking Chairs
- Fantastic Sculpture by Tony Fisher
- A Great Gift Idea for Grandparents
These two Pixies are sat relaxing in their makeshift rocking chairs.
This is the ultimate quirky gift for those with in an interest in these mystical creatures.
Piece 1: Height: 9.5cm | Width: 6cm | Depth: 12.5cm
Piece 2: Height: 9cm | Width: 5.5cm | Depth: 11.5cm
What are Pixies?
Pixies are mythical creatures of folklore, considered to particularly concentrated in the high moorland areas around Devon and Cornwall, suggesting some Celtic origin for the belief and name. Akin to the Irish and Scottish Aos Sí, pixies are believed to inhabit ancient underground ancestor sites such as stone circles, barrows, dolmens, ringfort or menhirs.
In traditional regional lore, pixies are generally benign, mischievous, short of stature and attractively childlike; they are fond of dancing, gather outdoors in huge numbers to dance or sometimes wrestle, through the night.
In modern times they are usually depicted with pointed ears, and often wearing a green outfit and pointed hat, although traditional stories describe them wearing dirty ragged bundles of rags which they happy discard for gifts of new clothes. Sometimes their eyes are described as being pointed upwards at the temple ends. These, however, are Victorian era conventions and not part of the older mythology.