Option 1: Painted in the traditional Swedish / Dalarna inspired style and technique (called kurbits). Mainly red, with white details and tiny beautiful red hearts. 2 horses cut out of thin wood, GLUED into a thicker wood base.
Option 2: Chalk board paint. Write in chalk what's on the menu for today! Or plot out your dala horse design before you paint a real one! 2 horses cut out of thin wood, NAILED onto a thicker wood base.
♥ Dimensions – Height: 8" (20,5cm); Length: 6.5" (16,5cm); Depth 2.5" (6,5cm)
♥ Paints are all non-toxic acrylic
HOW WE MAKE IT: The silhouette of the Dalahäst is first traced on a piece of paper, then transferred to a piece of wood. The silhouette is then cut out with a band saw, and the final shape is carved by hand with various hand-made carving tools. Sanding, prepping, painting and varnishing is also done by hand.
HISTORY: Originally, the traditional Dala horse was mainly a toy for children, but was also used as a form of currency. The stubby-nosed little horse has become a token of goodwill and exemplifies Scandinavian frugality and dexterity and is recognized as an unofficial symbol of Sweden throughout Swedish-America.
We are happily carrying on the tradition of our ancestors.
Thank you for admiring!