Nordic Sweden Dala Painted Red Horse23038702 $ 49.00 USD
Each horse is a real handcraft, carved and painted by hand for generations in Sweden!
- Material: Wood
- Style: Handmade
- Item Type: Decoration
- Included: 2 pieces
- Size: 23*5.5*24 (large) 16*4.5*16 (small)
- Culture: Western ( Sweden )
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Dala horse history
The original Dala Horse (Dalahäst) has been around for several centuries, and apparently was created by Swedish woodcutters in the area of Dalarna near Mora. During the endless winters, these lonely men would spend their evenings away from their families, and passed their time by carving tiny toys for their children.
The Dala Horse has evolved into a representation of all Swedish handicrafts. The village of Nusnäs, in Dalarna, is considered to be the home of the only authentic Swedish Dala Horses. Over 250,000 Dala Horses are created there every year.