Dala Horse (Yellow)

Yellow Dala Horses available at American Swedish Institute.

Dala Horse (Yellow)

Regular price $68.00
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The Dala horse (Dalahäst in Swedish) is one of the best known symbols of Sweden.  Each Dala Horse is handcrafted in Sweden and painted to have its own unique character, making your Dala Horse the only one like it in the world!

The timber for this Dala Horse comes from the slowly growing pine forests around Lake Siljan in Sweden.  After being hand carved, the horses are dipped in color baths three times and then painted freehand in the krusmålning tradition (a form of folk painting).


Made in Sweden

Swedish Wood
Water-based paints and varnish

Grannas A Olsson Hemslöjd is the original maker of the Dala Horse as it is known world wide. Handcrafted into shape and then handpainted, each Grannas Dala Horse is an heirloom quality original.

Founded in 1922 by Anders Olsson, 2022 marked 100 years in business! Still operating as a small family run business (third and fourth generation). Grannas is based in Nusnäs, Sweden, a popular spot for visitors from all over the world.

In an effort to reduce their environmental impact, Grannas completely discontinued their use of solvent-based products by 2018; today all of their paints and varnishes are water-based.

The Original Dala Horse Maker Since 1922