Dalecarlian Horse 925 Sterling Silver pendant
Size: approx. height 0.44 inches, width 0.32 inches Weight 4 grams
The kurbits painted wooden horse from Dalarna has become a great symbol of Sweden. This is a silver horse inspired by the kurbits painted one. You can hang this horse in a necklace or in a bracelet. Let us know if you would like to add the horse in a bracelet or with a lock. We make your jewelry after order so there is lots of possabilities.
The Dalecarlian horse became a world wide celebrity when a big wooden horse was placed outside the Swedish pavillion during the World exhibit in New York 1939.
The story about the horse began long before in the deep forests of Sweden.
It is 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 knives were always with them and therefore it came natural to carve wooden 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 thereby the name.
In that times door-to-door salesmen embraced 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.
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