The History of the Dala Horse

5 11 2019

If you missed attending the SAHSWI annual meeting on October 12 you also missed the very interesting presentation by board member John Elliott.

Treasured in many Swedish homes, the Dala Horse has become a symbol of the Swedish province of Dalarna and of all Sweden. John presented the history of this colorful wooden horse and showed his collection of Dala Horses he acquired through the years. John Elliott is second generation Swedish, previously worked in Stockholm Sweden and has developed a close bond to Sweden and its culture. He has many relatives in Sweden and commented “Doing Swedish history research is a nice outlet from my corporate Engineering IT job”.

Please find here a summary the presentation The history of the Dala Horse

John also shared a video showing more details how Dala horses are made