Observing Sweden Dala Horse

The Dala Horse is everywhere in Central Sweden, seen on curtains, rugs and key chains, lamps and pillows, paintings . . . . Horse carving here began with bored woodsmen during the long, dark winter evenings some three hundred years ago. They used wood scraps and red paint produced by the enormous copper mine in Falun. The horses remain one of the Sweden - Wood Carverfew living folk traditions of Sweden and are sold everywhere.

Yesterday we paid a visit to Grannäs, a tourist stop in Nusnäs, Sweden – about an hour’s drive from where we live. They carve Dala horses there.



About Bruce Louis Dodson

Bruce Louis Dodson is an American expat now living in Borlänge, Sweden with his wife, cat and dog. He is an artist and world traveler who writes fiction and poetry and practices photography in his less than copious free time. His work has appeared in: Barely South Review - Boundaries Issue, Blue Collar Review, Pulsar Poetry (UK), Foliate Oak, Breadline Press West Coast Anthology . The E-buffet, Qarrtsiluni, Struggle Magazine, Pearl Literary Magazine, Contemporary Literature Review: India, 3rd Wednesday, Sleeping Cat Books - Trip of a Lifetime Anthology, Northern Liberties Review, Authors Abroad - Foreign & and Far Away Anthology, The Path, Page & Spine, The Crucible, Sleeping Cat Books -Trips of a Lifetime, Vine Leaves, Pirene's Fountain,Tic Toc Anthology - Kind of a Hurricane Press, Cordite Poetry Review, Buffalo Almanac and mgv2.
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2 Responses to Observing Sweden Dala Horse

  1. Cool. Are we going to see your carvings on here in a year’s time?

  2. They’re gorgeous… love the folk art colours

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