Red wooden Dala Horse with height 50 cm
Red Dala Horse
Height: 50 cm
is an exclusive hand made wooden Swedish souvenir. Dala horse (Dalecarlian)
is one of the most popular Swedish hand crafts. Traditionally a dala horse
is painted bright red with details and a harness in white, green, yellow and
blue. It may also be painted bright blue or, in the Rättvik area, grey.
The somewhat odd shape of the horse is said to be derived from the clocks industry
in the region. The horses were originally made of the cutoff corners when making
the round clock face.
Olssons Hemslöjd is almost as old. Today most horses are
made in Nusnäs, a little village outside Mora. We offer Dala horses from
Nils Olssons Hemslöjd. The wood used in carving dala horse comes from the
slow-growing pine forest around Lake Siljan. This wood is perfect for carpentry
and carving. The trees to be made into horses are marked out while still standing
in the forest. Only the best timber will be selected for carving into horses.
The trees are felled and sawn into pieces of a suitable size for the blanks
that will eventually be made into Dalecarlian (Dala) horses.