Appalachian Mountain Trolls by 5 Arts Studios

hand made mountain troll

Ken Arensbak made the original troll for his children in 1959 to help make his stories come to life. He first unbraided strands of jute rope and glued it to a wooden base, then added the details which included natural materials found in the nearby woods.
Grandpa Troll here has been a guardian of our store since we opened in 1996. We bought our first trolls (the ones he is holding in his arms and at his feet) 25 years ago and have been collecting them ever since.

We now are proud to place them on this website. Just looking at them is joy in itself!

All are hand crafted by 5 Arts Studios in Cosby, TN - the heart of the Appalachian Mountains!

Sweetheart Trolls - Most plentiful in Spring, when they make little or no attempt to hide.
We are trolls. As old as Nature herself, and with wisdom to match. We live in the deep mystical region between your Imagination and Reality. Our magic powers have never been equaled. Nature is our life and concern: We collect food for the birds in the winter, make cozy beds for the bears and snowflakes for your hair. We store acorns and nuts for the squirrels, provide dewdrops for the spider webs and cool summer breezes. We water wildflowers in the spring, color the leaves yellow and red in the autumn, and turn our forests into a fairyland of magnificent majesty. Our hair is made of sisal and jute, our bodies made of wood. We are hand-made with care and loving!
Anniversary Troll Anniversary Trolls - rare but loving through the ages

Anniversary Troll
All Trolls celebrate these important occasions, but some develop a suspicious annual memory lapse! 5 inch pair on wood.
Qty: Price: $45.00

Biker Troll Biker Troll - somewhat common on weekends of fair weather

Biker Troll
You may be surprised to learn of the existence of these Trolls, but actually they are somewhat common on weekends of fair weather. However, they are often hard to distinguish from their human counterparts! 8"
Qty: Price: $33.00

Birthday Troll Birthday Troll - hand made mountain troll

Birthday Troll
Trolls always celebrate these occasions (unlike some people ). Can be observed bearing gifts and bringing good cheer. 8"
Qty: Price: $32.00

Bookworm Troll Bookworm Troll - often lost in the pages of a book

Somewhat common: often oblivious to their surroundings and with faces partially hidden, a true bookworm will lose themselves as they travel through the pages of a favorite author's written world. 8" ht
Qty: Price: $35.00

Drummer Troll Drummer Troll - just listen for the sound of a steady drum beat

Drummer Troll
Common, but often hidden in hollow logs or high up in tree tops. Listen for the sound of a steady drum beat and you might see them teaching the young songbirds their proper cadences. 8" ht.
Qty: Price: $35.00

Earth Mother Troll Earth Mother Troll - Always busy working to protect our fragile planet

Earth Mother Troll
A friend to Mother Nature; Always busy working to protect our fragile planet, not only for future troll generations, but for all of us as well! Often seen together with her companion the Forest Troll. She wanted us to show you both front and back views to let you see how she wears her hair! 12"
Qty: Price: $45.00

Fairy Troll Fairy Troll - comes out of the woods to make your wishes come true Fairy Troll
Rarely seen, except on special occasions...when it will come out of the woods to make your wishes come true 8"
Qty: Price: $39.00
Forest Troll Forest Troll - Green Man of the forest

Forest Troll
Well hidden behind their leafy mask, they watch over the trees and plant life. More known to the Celts of old and often called “Green Man” or “Jack o’ the Green”, they can be found in most of our woodlands… but only if you know where to look! 12"
Qty: Price: $45.00

House Troll House Troll - Guardian of the home

House Troll
Home Sweet Home
Collectors Choice Series XIX
Every home needs a House Troll! Invite this troll into your dwelling to watch over your habitat. From its perch (hanging from a select wall or door) it will make sure that your house is always a Home Sweet Home! This troll is around 13 1/2" in height and specially constructed from 2" wide custom cut Tulip Poplar, to be able to lay flat against a wall or door.
Qty: Price: $65.00 Retired - one left

Moonshiner Troll Moonshiner troll - still working in the mountains Moonshiner Troll
Moonshiner Troll As the old song goes.... "They call it that good 'ole Mountain Dew..." Well, some of that dew forms naturally… and some has to have a little “help” from these crafty trolls. 8" ht. Qty: Price: $37.00 SOLD OUT
Mystic Troll Mystic Troll - Extremely rare with extraordinary powers

Mystic Troll
Mystic Trolls Extremely rare; few verified sightings. Not much is known of these Trolls, but thought to posses extraordinary powers. 8"
Qty: Price: $37.00

Pet Guardian Troll Pet Guardian Troll - Diligent protectors of our beloved animal friends

Pet Guardian Troll
Diligent protectors of our beloved animal friends..keeping track of their daring escapades and always, always ready to provide aide or assistance. Logo on chest reads~ Pet Guardian - Troll Division - 8"
Qty: Price: $37.00

Spirit Troll Spirit Troll - Uncommon attire, carries cloth pouch full of ancient cures for healing the body and the spirit. Spirit Troll
Uncommon attire, carries cloth pouch full of ancient cures for healing the body and the spirit. 12" (note: color is grey)
Qty: Price: $45.00
Story Teller Troll Story Teller Troll - Often seen in evenings, when small groups
    of all ages will gather

Story Teller Troll
Storyteller Often seen in evenings, when small groups of all ages will gather together to hear them make the ancient legends come to life. 8" ht Comes with a special tag. Qty: Price: $37.00

Sweet Heart Troll Sweetheart Trolls - Most plentiful in Spring, when they make little or no attempt to hide. Sweet Heart Troll
Most plentiful in Spring, when they make little or no attempt to hide. A fixture at the cafe on Friday and Saturday nights. 5" Troll couple sitting on 2" high wooden base
Qty: Price: $45.00
Wedding Troll Wedding Trolls - On the verge of extinction. Enjoying strong comeback Wedding Troll
On the verge of extinction. Enjoying strong comeback in recent years (as predicted by their elders!) 5" Troll couple sitting on 2" high wooden base
Qty: Price: $45.00
Wish KeeperTroll Wishkeeper Troll - Rare, but always within hearing of even the slightest whisper

Wish Keeper Troll
Rare, but always within hearing of even the slightest whisper.... ready to store all of your wishes in its special "Wishes" box. Special tag reads "hold on to your wishes…to make them come true!" 8"
Qty: Price: $37.00

Woodland Witch Trolls

Woodland Witch Trolls
These trolls meet to perform rituals of goodness, keeping the earth clear of negative energies. Each of these witches has a specific task. 8" tall including hat.
Woodland Witch with broom sweeps away negativity.
Woodland Witch with Wand & spellbook calls in goodness.
Woodland Witch with Cauldron brews up healing potions.
Qty: Price: $28.00
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