Every house needs a gnome, right? This gnome will keep watch, and scare off all things that go bump in the night! According to one internet source, gnomes are known as symbols of good luck. Originally, gnomes were thought to provide protection, especially of buried treasure and minerals in the ground. They are still used today to watch over crops and livestock, often tucked into the rafters of a barn or placed in the garden. Handmade in Nepal of wool felt and other materials.