Hush little baby, don’t make a grunt.
It matters not if you’re plump, or if you’re a runt.
You will grow up fast, and grow just fine—
What matters is I love you, baby of mine.
Like the dala horse that has come to symbolize Sweden, dala pigs are also often carved and painted in the same style as the traditional dalahäst, turning a creature with a slovenly reputation (deserved or not) into an object of bright, colorful beauty.