Swedish Hand Made Dala Horse (20cms) - Original By Nils Olsson
The Dala Horse ( Dalahast) has become an iconic symbol of Sweden. These traditional Dala Horses are lovingly handmade in Sweden using traditional techniques from craftsman to make these much loved horses.
Much work is involved in creating the Dala Horse from the felling of the wood in the forests, usually pine. It is then dried for 3 to 4 weeks after the initial carving which prevents it from splitting once painted.The design is drawn onto the wood & sawed by machine. Each craftsman carver has their own size of horse they like to work with for them to hand paint and decorate. Each Dala horse is then hand dipped and beautifully finished in the traditional artwork by hand. Each horse is signed and labelled by the craftsman to show it's authenticity. No two Dala Horses are the same, making each horse truly unique. Available in classic Red, and 3 sizes; 7 cm, 13 cm and 20 cm. You could buy a set of 3 in graduating sizes to have your own herd. They make a great gift too!