Monday, November 5, 2012

A Dala horse, carved in the traditional style

I love the Swedish Dala horse. It's timeless style and durable design make it one of the great toys of the world.

My horses, though inspired by the Dala horse, are usually carved a slightly different way, with softer lines and different proportions. The traitional ones have straight legs, raised ears,and are normally painted in bright, solid colors, with the mane, tail, and saddle painted on.


  1. Very nice horse! I love it, are you going to paint it?

  2. Thanks, Simon! I will paint the horse, probably bright red, but not exactly like the traditional styles of decoration. I'm just not sure my skill level is up to it.