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Hästen i folkkonst. Dalahästen i Sverige.

Antique hand carved and hand painted Dala Horses. The noses on the older horses seem to be a bit more blunt and they are not varnished with a shiny finish.

DALA HORSE, late 19th century, Sweden. DALAHÄST, 1800-talets slut. Bemålad och skulpterad. Höjd ca 26,5 och längd ca 26 cm.

DALA HORSE, late 19th century, Sweden. DALAHÄST, 1800-talets slut. Bemålad och skulpterad. Höjd ca 26,5 och längd ca 26 cm.

DALA HORSE, Swedish, folk art, early 20th century -- DALAHÄST, Olof Rytter Mattssons stil, 1900-talets början, höjd ca 20 cm

DALA HORSE, Swedish, folk art, early 20th century -- DALAHÄST, Olof Rytter Mattssons stil, 1900-talets början, höjd ca 20 cm

Originally Dala horse was made out of waste wood from funiture making, possibly in teh 17th century. it was a toy and the look would vary a lot depending on who made each horse. People also made horses to sell to make some extra money. Maybe the form of the horse var rather natural since the horse then was a frien, a working companion and symbolized strength.

Originally Dala horse was made out of waste wood from funiture making, possibly in teh 17th century. it was a toy and the look would vary a lot depending on who made each horse. People also made horses to sell to make some extra money. Maybe the form of the horse var rather natural since the horse then was a frien, a working companion and symbolized strength.

Antique dala

The Dala horse started as simple toys made of wood and are now the most known symbol of Swedish Folk Art.

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