Have you heard about Dalecarlian horse in Sweden?
Dalecarlian horse or known as Dalahorse is a traditional wooden horse statue from the province of Dalarna, Sweden. It is skilfully carved and painted by hand using simple tools. The original wooden horse was made by the woodcarvers as toy for their children. In the 19th century, the production of wooden horses flourished when it became an important item for barter. Since then, the carving of wooden horses continue as source of livelihood in some villages of Mora. The art and skill of carving horses were passed on from generation to generation.
Now, the Dalahorse is a popular symbol of Dalarna. It is also a famous souvenir item to bring home after exploring the region. A nice treat to have if you’re planning to visit Sweden soon. To excite you even more, let me share some more beautiful photos of what to see in Mora and Avesta, Sweden.
This little town is not only known for those Dala horses but also it was the place where King Gustav Vasa stopped to organize rebellion against Danish troops that occupied Sweden in 1520.
AVESTA is where you will find the largest Dalahorse. This large horse was not traditionally carved from wood but definitely worth to see and have your photo taken for Instagram.
Frankly, I don’t have much to say about Avesta. We only had a quick stop just to take some snaps of the biggest Dalahorse in the country. Which I think is a must to complete your visit.