Dalahorse blue medium
Blue dalahorse 10 cm
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In the old times, when the old gods still where around, the horse was a holy symbol. In the Vikings belief a horse pulled the sun over the sky and
was indispensable for life on earth. The horse kept its symbolism through the centuries and in the Swedish province of Dalarna (therefore the name „Dalahorse“)
it has a special relevance: the Dalahorse became a symbol for the ancient religion.
During the long cold winter evenings the family gathered around the warm oven and the men carved little Dalahorses for the children.
In the 17th century the so called kurbits-painting („pumpkin-pattern“) became popular: soft arches and flowers that found their
way from boxes, cupboards and clocks to the tiny wooden horses.
With the flower patterns the Dalahorse made its way all over the world.