Caballo de Dalecarlia: diseño y tradición | Decoración | Ecuestre

The Dalecarlian horse or Dala horse is a traditional carved, painted wooden horse statuette originating in Swedish province Dalarna. In the old days the Dala horse was mostly used as a toy for children.

Swedish Dala horses

Swedish Dala horses

Dala Pig by Nils Olsson...have one!

This is an interesting find, this dala pig (it is actually a piggy bank!) is hand carved, and hand painted, not 'dipped' like newer productions.

Need to include a collection of Dala's

Handpainted swedish dala horse

swedish horses, such a memory from my Nana's house!

I have some of these from my Swedish grandmother. And a Dala chicken too.

These horses are not from Dalarna but from Jämtland. Made by Jamtländaren Konsthantverk in Hammerdal.

A Jamtlandaren Horse is a genuine craft product, often made of spruce, designed, carved and painted by Johnne and Marianne Bågling. Each horse is unique and has it´s own character and personality