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Wonderful, older vintage hand-painted Swedish Dala horse in a natural (or pale yellow) color with red, blue, green, and gold decoration. This little Dala has no markings but the shape, decoration, and carving lean toward an early production. Due to age, the varnish has yellowed, giving the horse a golden 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 2.75" long x 1" wide
+ Good vintage condition with minimal paint (decoration) wear. The horse has a golden tint from the aged varnish, which did not cover the horse entirely, and a tiny chip of paint is visible on the left side of the face (see last photo for both).
+ Most shipments sent USPS Priority. Contact for an international shipping quote!
+ Will reimburse for shipping overages.
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Vintage Dala Horse - 3", Sweden, Natural, Older


Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1940s
  • Materials: wood, paint
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 219 reviews
  • Favorited by: 308 people