More to explore:
Toy horse-drawn carriage. Wooden horses and carriage mounted on a platform on wheels. Polichromy, engraved. Herringbone pattern on the side of the carriage, and a rosette on the back. Lachowice, P. Sucha Beskidzka, 1972
Hey, I found this really awesome Etsy listing at www.etsy.com/... great gift!
Wooden horse, Wooden Toy
Whale Toy Wooden Toy Toy Animals Waldorf Toy by WoodenfulToys, $9.25
Decoration on the flies: heart-shaped parzenica pattern . Podhalanian Highlanders, Poronin, P. Zakopane, 1920s
Charming handcrafted wooden horse by Wojciech Kołacz. via otecki on flickr
Handcrafted wooden horse toys
Rooster stuffed animal toy pattern. From "The Book of Knowledge: The Children's Encyclopaedia," vol. 3, New York: The Grolier Society, 1911.
++ POLISH EMBROIDERY ++ Decoration on the flies: heart-shaped parzenica pattern . Podhalanian Highlanders, Podhale, early 20th c.
Ndebele tribal wear, South Africa..Incredible patterns and colors...golden leg bangles
Wooden horses and toys in Wasilków, Białostockie Muzeum Wsi./ Drewniane koniki i inne zabawki dla dzieci w Białostockim Muzeum Wsi w Wasilkowie.
The Messenger Duck by eveluche, via Flickr. I think a children's story should be developed for this little softie.