A very well known symbol for Sweden and one of the most popular souvenirs is the Dala Horse (or Dalecarlian Horse). It’s a hand crafted wooden horse painted with a traditional flower saddle, a so called kurbits pattern. The name comes from its home province, Dalarna, in central Sweden. Most popular are the red-orange horses from the little village of Nusnäs near Mora but they’re also available in range of different colours nowadays.Skills for creating the Dala Horse have been passed from generation to generation and today it is one of the few living folk traditions of Sweden. Men of the village carve the horses at home, bringing them back to the main workshop to be painted by skilled artists there.
How many of you expat Swedes have a Dala Horse at home reminding you of Sweden?dala horse, dalahäst, kurbits, Nusnäs, typically swedish