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Dala Horse Embroidered Ribbon

1 linear yard of "Dala Horse" embroidered ribbon. 1.5" width. From "Swedish Dala Horse" collection.

Designed to coordinate with our "Dala Heart" ribbon (seen on the right). Purchase both and compliment your collection! Perfect for quilting.
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Traditional Swedish crafts include linen wall hangings; embroidered cushions, clothing, and coverlets; fancy knitted mittens; carved wooden boxes and kitchen utensils with decorative painting; and carved stamps for cakes or cookies. The most pronounced living folk art tradition of Sweden is the pine carved Delecarlian or Dala horse. In Swedish it is called Dalahäst from the province of Dalarna in central Sweden. Dala carving and “kurbits” painting skills have been passed down for hundreds of years. They are still made the same way today as they were in generations past, taking nine people to hand create each horse.

The Dala horse ribbon designed by Cherish Flieder was inspired by the Dala Horse as an iconic symbol of Swedish identity and customs. The horse has been considered a holy animal in Sweden since Viking times. Early horses were carved as children’s toys from the clock case industry scrap wood. Originally, the horses were painted solid colors like red, blue and grey. The Kurbit gourd vine theme flower pattern was added after the 1800’s and comes from the Biblical story of Jonah. Cherish recreated this traditional pattern incorporating the story of its roots using the “Something to Cherish” embroidered watercolor style. The painting was then beautifully translated in to yards of fine ribbon that will carry on the story of the Dala horse for families all over the world to enjoy. You may learn more about Cherish and see more of her art at

NEW! Your favorite Something to Cherish designs now come on ribbons. Sold by the yard, these intricately and beautifully embroidered designs carry the same charm that the original art imbues.

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