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My 1st sending for the summer Hunt: Repetitive patterns

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English:It's in Nusnäs that you'll find the factories where the famous little Dalecarlian horse is made...
Hand carved from a single piece of wood and individually decorated in the rich traditional patterns of flowers and flourishes, which are based on very old forms of peasant 'kurbits' painting.
It was in the small log-cabins deep in the forests during the long winter nights in front of a log fire, that the forerunner of the Dala horse was born. Using simple tools, generally only a knife, toys were carved for the children. The fact that many horses were made was only natural, because the horse to them was invaluable. A trusty friend and worker who could pull great loads of timber from the forests during the winter months and in the summer could be of just as much use on the farm.

Français:C'est à Nusnäs que l'on trouve les ateliers où est fabriqué le petit cheval de Dalécarlie...
Il est fabriqué d'une seule pièce de bois et paint à la main de riches décors traditionnels de fleurs ou de motifs dits "Kurbit" (bibliques).
La naissance du cheval de Dalécarlie remonte au 18ème siècle. Selon les témoignages, on attribue son origine aux bûcherons ou aux soldats.Au cours des longues soirées d'hiver, pour passer le temps, les bûcherons de la région de Dalécarlie s'amusaient à sculpter dans du bois des jouets pour leurs enfants. Le plus souvent, il s'agissait de chevaux car ces animaux revêtaient une importance particulière à cette époque : on les utilisait pour les travaux à la ferme, pour porter des charges, pour le transport.

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