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Dalecarlian horse

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Dalecarlian horse from Sweden
Height of horse approx 1.2 inches. 
Handcarved and sawed on free hand in wood
Handpainted (Kurbitsstyle)

When you buy this beautiful artwok I make a hanger in sterling silver for it. You see this on the photo. If the ring needs to be a certain size send me a mail and I will handmake it according to your specifications.

Each artist that paint these horses has their own colours and the details can be a bit different. If you would like to know exactly what colours it is on the black bottom just send us a mail. When your order this item there is a ring to hang in a necklace like on the green background photo. We can make lots of variant to match your jewelry. Send us a mail and we can make it just as you like. One of these examples you see on the photos where the customer wanted a leather cord and a lock or a special silver hanger on the black photo.

The kurbits painted wooden horse from Dalarna has become a great symbol of Sweden. The Dalecarlian horse became a world wide celebrity when a big wooden horse were placed outside the Swedish paviljong during the World exhibit in New York 1939. Today the horse is still hand carved and hand painted. Today this is one of the most famous symbols of Sweden. They are still made according to old methods in Sweden.

If you would like something to match it just click on the pictures.

The story about the horse began long before in the deep forests of Sweden. It is commonly belived that it was the forest workers in Dalecarlia who started doing toys for their children when they sat by the fire in the evening after work. Often they were a long way from home and missed their loved ones. Wood and knifes were always with them and therefore it came natural to carve wood toys for the children. Horses were natural symbols who worked in the forests with the workers. These wood workers probably made the first Dalecarlian horses and there for the name.

In that times door-to-door salesmen included the horse among their products and people all around Sweden could buy one. It has been told that wooden horses were sold at markets already in 1624.

Would you like a chain for your pendant? Here is a few suggestions.

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