Museum displays of 'tomtars' (or gnomes) in Haverud's Nordic Tomtar Museum, Sweden's largest collection of the figurines made before 1955. The museum is run by Sten Torstensson and Patrik Stridh. 'In the 1890s the tomtar became red. People were painting their houses red and some of the paint dripped onto the gnomes so they just carried on making them red.' Sten explains. 'I love tomtars. They're not religious, nor political. They work for everyone.'In 2014, the right wing Sweden Democrats became the largest party in several municipalities in Dalsland, the province where Haverud is located, leading some to compare the region to America's rustbelt where support for Trump was strongest.