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Wonderful rare vintage hand-painted Swedish Dala horse by Nils Olsson in white with pops of red, green, blue, and yellow. This little Dala retains a portion of the original paper sticker, which I believe dates this to an early production. The varnish gives it a bit of a yellowish tint. These high quality horses are absolutely adorable and rich with history!

Dala horses originated in the Swedish province of Dalarna and are hand-carved from the pine forest around Lake Siljan. Early production of Dala horses was concentrated to four villages: Bergkarlås, Risa, Vattnäs, and Nusnäs, all in the parish of Mora. These were mostly used as toys for children but have now become a symbol of Sweden.

+ Measures: 3" tall x 2.5" long x 1" wide
+ Excellent vintage condition with minimal paint wear. The horse has a yellowish tint from the varnish, which has collected in areas most noticeably around the feet. A portion of original paper sticker remains on belly.
+ Marked: Akta Dalahemslojd tiliv. Nils Olsson, Nusnas, Mora Sweden
+ Most shipments sent USPS Priority. Contact for an international shipping quote!
+ Will reimburse for shipping overages.
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Vintage Dala Horse by Nils Olsson - 3", Sweden, White Dala, Rare


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: wood, paint
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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