The wooden horse, popularly known as “Dala Horse” is one of the best known souvenirs in Sweden. The carved wooden horse is an ancient and genuine work of Swedish folk art, once made throughout the country, but later solely in the district of Dalarna. Today, the “Dala Horse” is one of the best known symbols of Swedish culture.
A profound love for horses lives in the Swedish soul. A horse is not only valuable property but also a working partner and trusted friend – a magical character in art, poetry, song and legend. The simple toys made for Swedish children became Sweden’s No.1 souvenir and symbol, as well as a collector’s item.
Our visit to one of the stores in Gamla Stan, near Nobel Museum in Stockholm, Sweden:
Happy Traveling & Exploring! 😊