Swedish Dala Horses

Apr 15, 2019
Scandinavian Gifts

Introduction to Swedish Dala Horses

Teal Plank Workshop proudly presents the enchanting world of Swedish Dala Horses. Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing beauty of these handcrafted wooden figurines that hold a special place in the hearts of art enthusiasts and collectors worldwide.

The History of Swedish Dala Horses

The history of Swedish Dala Horses dates back to the early 17th century when they emerged as a beloved folk art tradition in the Dalarna region of Sweden. Originally used as toys for children, these intricately painted wooden horses quickly gained popularity for their distinct design and attention to detail.

Over the years, the art of creating Dala Horses has been passed down through generations, each craftsman leaving their unique touch on these cherished creations. Teal Plank Workshop continues this time-honored tradition, preserving the rich history and cultural significance of Swedish Dala Horses.

Unmatched Craftsmanship

At Teal Plank Workshop, we take immense pride in our exceptional craftsmanship. Each Dala Horse is meticulously hand-carved from the finest quality wood, ensuring durability and a flawless finish. Our skilled artisans dedicate hours of precise work to bring these stunning figurines to life.

We believe in capturing the essence of Swedish culture and tradition in every detail. From the graceful curves to the vibrant colors, our Dala Horses embody the true spirit of Scandinavian artistry. Each stroke of paint is carefully applied to create the intricate patterns that make these horses truly one-of-a-kind.

Exploring the Beauty of Dala Horses

With their unique charm and elegance, Swedish Dala Horses have gained international recognition as a symbol of Swedish identity and craftsmanship. These wooden figurines make delightful decorative pieces that add a touch of Scandinavian magic to any space.

Whether you're a seasoned collector or a newcomer to the world of Dala Horses, Teal Plank Workshop offers a wide range of designs to suit every taste. From traditional red horses with white detailing to contemporary interpretations with intricate floral patterns, there is a Dala Horse for everyone.

The Significance of Dala Horses

Swedish Dala Horses hold a special place in the hearts of both locals and art enthusiasts worldwide. Beyond their aesthetic appeal, these figurines embody deep-rooted cultural traditions and symbolize strength, endurance, and the spirit of unity.

Traditionally, Dala Horses were given as gifts to signify good luck and prosperity. They were often displayed in homes during festivities and celebrations, becoming a cherished part of Swedish heritage. Today, these iconic figurines continue to evoke feelings of nostalgia and serve as a beautiful reminder of the country's rich artistic heritage.

Collecting and Caring for Dala Horses

For collectors, Swedish Dala Horses offer a captivating journey through time. Each piece tells a story and carries the weight of history and craftsmanship. Whether you display them as a set or showcase individual horses, they are sure to be conversation starters and cherished heirlooms for generations to come.

To ensure the longevity of your Dala Horses, it is important to handle them with care. Avoid exposing them to direct sunlight or extreme temperatures, as this can cause fading or warping. Regularly dusting them with a soft cloth will keep them looking vibrant and preserve their allure.

Bringing the Magic of Dala Horses into Your Home

If you are captivated by the beauty and craftsmanship of Swedish Dala Horses, Teal Plank Workshop offers a diverse selection of these exquisite figurines. Our collection showcases the finest examples of this timeless art form, paying homage to tradition while embracing contemporary interpretations.

Whether you are a connoisseur of visual arts or simply drawn to the elegance of Scandinavian design, our handcrafted Dala Horses are sure to elevate your home decor. Each piece is a work of art that tells a story, inviting you to experience the magic and charm of Swedish folk tradition.


Swedish Dala Horses crafted by Teal Plank Workshop embody the perfect blend of tradition, artistry, and craftsmanship. Explore our collection and embark on a journey through Swedish heritage and the enchanting world of these iconic wooden figurines. Discover the timeless beauty that has captivated art lovers for centuries and bring a piece of Swedish culture into your home.