This Swedish horse statuette was purchased by a Winnipeg school teacher, who also collected souvenir dolls from around the world. Known as a Dala or Dalecarlian horse, this crudely carved toy is a popular and iconic piece of Swedish folk art. Originally, Dala horses were made by woodcarvers as little toys for their children. This particular Dala horse was made by the Nils Olsson workshop in Nusnäs, Sweden. The style and design of Dala horses vary by region, with the Nusnäs horse being of the stocky work variety.
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