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A Dalecarlian horse or Dala horse (Swedish: Dalahäst) is a traditional carved, painted wooden statue of a horse originating in the Swedish province of Dalarna (Dalecarlia). The original meaning behind the carved Swedish Dala horses may be unknown, but today the painted wooden Dalecarlian horse is essentially a symbol of the country of Sweden itself. Every Dalahorse is unique.
This example is an unknown vintage (1960s to 1990s) and is made by Nils Olsson, brother of Gannas Olsson. The original gold paper label reads "Akta Dalahemslojd tillv. Nils Olsson, Nusnas, Mora, Sweden".
Made in Sweden, hand carved from carefully selected pine, hand painted and varnished. The colours are ochre, khaki green, red and white, over black, and the finish is glossy. He stands 4" tall or 10cm.
He is in very good condition with no chips or splinters or missing paint, see photos. There are some rougher tooling areas - part of the workmanship. 
Free P&P to the UK.

Vintage Nils Olsson Dala horse figure. 4" wood traditional folk art. Black hand

£39.00 Regular Price
£35.10Sale Price
  • Dalecarlian, Dalarna, Sweden, Scandinavian, Made in Sweden, wooden, pine, Anders, ornament, Grannas A Olsson, red, khaki green, ochre
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