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- Authentic 6″ Dala Horse imported from Nusnas, Sweden
- 6″ of hand carved and hand painted beauty
- From the legendary workshop of Nils Olsson Hemslojd AB
The traditionally hand carved and painted wooden toy known as a Dalahäst (Dala horse) is not only a symbol of its home in Dalarna- it has been embraced as a mascot representing the handicrafts and spirit of Sweden.
Nils Olsson Hemslojd AB has made Dala horses since 1928. It was founded by the two young brothers Nils and Jannes Olsson, who started making the little figures after school to help support their family. Through hard work, skill, and a healthy dash of boldness their efforts were soon rewarded as the beloved toy’s popularity spread throughout the country.
These pieces of cultural art are still hand painted, so no two are alike. This unique token of good luck makes a wonderful gift to family and friends, or to bring this classic symbol of Sweden into your own home.
(Please note that due to their unique, handcrafted nature the figure you receive will vary slightly from the one pictured. My own red dala horse has green spots instead of the red spots shown, for example- which makes it all the more special!)