The Dala Horse
The orange wooden horse decorated with kurbits painting is a Swedish icon from Dalarna. Genuine Dala horses are only made in Dalarna. Pay a visit to Nusnäs, 10 km SE of Mora in and see how this Swedish national symbol is made. And you can even paint your own! The ancestor of today´s Dala horse was born in the 18th century when foresters, who were working away from home, would sit by the fire in dark winter evenings and carve horses for their children at home in the village. The Dala horse is as Swedish as Swedish can be.