Dala Horse

Dala Horse Decor

The Horse in History, Art and Mythology: Dala horses originated in Dalarna, a…

Astrid Lindgren

Pippi Longstocking author Astrid Lundgren and Pippi, played by Inger Nilsson.

Dala Horse from Nusnäs, Dalarna, Sweden. Over the years the handcarved and painted Dala Horse has become a symbol of authentic Swedish handicraft and one of Sweden's most popular souvenirs. 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.

Dala Horse from Nusnäs, Dalarna, Sweden a symbol of authentic Swedish handicraft and one of Sweden's most popular souvenirs.

Buttercups

red cottage and summer, a very finnish and swedish (and also an ideal many of us have) form of enjoying the summer vacation. And yes, also a dream of mine, especially a red cottage, not any other colour :-)

In the forest, Sweden

In the forest, Sweden - also in forests in the US. They smell like fresh apricots, taste wonderful!

Wooden buildings often aren't arbitrarily red. Falu red is the name of a Swedish, deep red paint well known for its use on wooden cottages and barns for preservation. The paint originated from the copper mine at Falun in Dalarna, Sweden and consists of water, rye flour, linseed oil and tailings from the copper mines of Falun which contain silicates iron oxides, copper compounds and zinc. Falu red is still widely used in the Swedish countryside | Photo by Anna Ådén

Wooden buildings often aren’t arbitrarily red. ...

Falu red -Swedish, deep red paint well known for its use on wooden cottages and barns for preservation. The paint originated from the copper mine at Falun in Dalarna, Sweden and consists of water, rye flour, linseed oil and tailings from the mines.

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