How Dala Horses Are Handmade In One Of The Last Factories In Sweden | Still Standing

26 Jan 2021
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The dala horse is a centuries-old handicraft that has become the national symbol of Sweden. Generations of Swedish artisans at Nils Olsson Dalahästar have been making hand-carved wooden horses since 1928.
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How Dala Horses Are Handmade In One Of The Last Factories In Sweden | Still Standing


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  • CNC machine goes brr

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  • Bladee be watching this

    Ananda AdiAnanda Adi17 jam yang lalu
  • Lol this matches an Armenian song I know

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  • I want the pig shaped horse!

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  • You should have posted a link to their work.

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  • I think those films were from the 1964 New York World's Fair ..

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  • Feels like this should be on great big story

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  • These can be find any were in india 😃all all are hand made a and painted daring shapes and sizes , and different animals , some can be made of mud or some with wood 🙂it is veryyyyyyyyy comman in india

    Deepika MitraDeepika Mitra2 hari yang lalu
  • They are beautiful well done to everyone.

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  • Since i live in dalarna i see these horses everywhere, MY OLD NEIGHBOR USED TO HAVE ONE CHILLING IN HIS YARD

  • I’ve ridden a dala horse. There’s a huge one in Kingsburg, California.

    All Days Every DayAll Days Every Day2 hari yang lalu
  • I'll like the wooden horses alone/plain with no paint

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  • they dont get bored? like who in these vllages buy's these

    daniel yeroshalmidaniel yeroshalmi2 hari yang lalu
    • Lmao, I assuming you didn’t know about them until know because otherwise you would know how global these are. Foreigners and tourists buy them all the time and there are even big statues of them in several places in the US, where Swedes immigrated to in the late 1800’s. It’s a symbol of Sweden.

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  • Roland’s shirt is so cute

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  • can you link their website instead of all of your links? you guys are so greedy and do this on every one of your videos until called out

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  • I want one!

    Cassiel LigthmanCassiel Ligthman3 hari yang lalu
  • Love it,hand made ! ❣️

    doomeddododoomeddodo3 hari yang lalu
  • Never heard of these horses before

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    • Looking for this comment lmao

      Ananda AdiAnanda Adi16 jam yang lalu
  • Amazing

    Joe OrtonJoe Orton3 hari yang lalu
  • That horses dala

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  • That first sentence was oddly brutal

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  • Drain gang

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  • Duhrahestur PAIN

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  • Beutiful craft

    Gideon RosGideon Ros3 hari yang lalu
  • I have one in my animal crossing house

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  • This is amazing and they should be so proud of the excellent work you do. I really hope this handmade tradition continues for decades to come. I want a huge horse now.

    Elizabeth ScruggsElizabeth Scruggs3 hari yang lalu
  • Does every household locally there have one?

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  • Sweden has the Dala Horse, New Zealand has the Busy Bee🐝

    petnzme01petnzme014 hari yang lalu
  • I want that shirt, I'm going to the website. I sent an email for all of asking about the shirts

    Holly's HouseHolly's House4 hari yang lalu
  • These things are everywhere at cristmas markets here in Sweden

    PansarPansar4 hari yang lalu
  • Perhaps the truest stereotype ever is that every swede has at least one in their home, without fail you can find them

    BortzchiiBortzchii4 hari yang lalu
  • Amazing

    Bjorn GuđmundsenBjorn Guđmundsen4 hari yang lalu
  • Morakniv quality :)

    lukthere2lukthere24 hari yang lalu
  • They should pass this tradition to there children and higher apprenticeship

    Alex CholaghAlex Cholagh4 hari yang lalu
  • Russia have their crafts returned to them. Ancient Skills are something that can't be bought and are valueless. Something us westerners have totally lost.

    Andrea Oceania RegionAndrea Oceania Region4 hari yang lalu
    • @Doctorteapot I know.

      Andrea Oceania RegionAndrea Oceania Region2 hari yang lalu
    • @Anna I realize that this is a video of crafts from Sweden. But from my part of the planet..its great to see European crafts are surviving. This is the first one I've seen from Sweden. Most crafts that seem to be kept alive are from Europe are from Russia, well documentaries of crafts on IDworlds maybe.

      Andrea Oceania RegionAndrea Oceania Region2 hari yang lalu
    • Why are you talking about Russia on a video about a Swedish tradition???

      AnnaAnna2 hari yang lalu
    • Dala horses are from Sweden, not Russia

      DoctorteapotDoctorteapot4 hari yang lalu
  • In 2019 I took road trip across the US... Stopped in Lindsborg, Kansas... Hemslojd, Inc. makes Dala horses in traditional fashion. Town is devoted to the Scandinavian culture and Dala horses decorate the streets. Of course, I got a Dala in honor of my Father's heritage ❣

    Linda BjorkstedtLinda Bjorkstedt4 hari yang lalu
  • Dala horses, lights in every window, rice pudding, smorgasbord. That has always been Christmas in my family. The sight of those horses make my heart warm.

    Neon AngelNeon Angel4 hari yang lalu
  • I was on a trip to Sweden a couple of years ago and got one of the small horses. How fun to see them being made.

    Market ManagerMarket Manager5 hari yang lalu
  • So you're telling me Swedish berries aren't handmade? Bah!

    Mike OxsbiggMike Oxsbigg5 hari yang lalu
  • you pronounced all the Swedish names and city wrong even the horse name sounds hella not normal

    Zehe ChenZehe Chen5 hari yang lalu
  • One of the last factories in Sweden? Maybe one of the last Who MAKES dalahästar.

    Jimmie bastrixerJimmie bastrixer5 hari yang lalu
  • My father carves these horses in the hundreds at home, then turn them in to the facility where they get painted. He gets around 2 dollars a piece and they sell for atleast 20 dollars.. I actually have 2 cutouts ready to be refined that he gave me together with a knife after I wished to get one for christmas. There's a specific way to make each cut and with some practice you can go from 1 hour to 15 minutes for a horse in a few weeks.

    CucumzebrillionCucumzebrillion5 hari yang lalu
  • Interesting! We also have a traditional red horse but instead of wood, it's paper mache and called as "taka." 🇵🇭

    hunger stormiehunger stormie5 hari yang lalu
  • That's so cool! The horses look so pretty! :)

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  • 👍

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  • Retired, yet he still comes in at 75 to make more horses... :)

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  • Kingsburg california

    redragon1990redragon19905 hari yang lalu
  • We dont have much money but we WILL NOT buy mass-produced made in china junk. My grandparents taught my parents who taught me how to be patient and save up a little more money to buy things that are made by those who put real craftsmanship into their product . Another key ethic is to not fund places like commie china

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  • As a kid I remember playing with a few of these and my mom having some as decorations but I always thought these were a Mexican tradition since that is our ethnicity and I would see them sold in Mexican souvenir shops

    The Notorious N.O.E.The Notorious N.O.E.5 hari yang lalu
    • That’s weird

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  • They still handmake Dalas in Lindsborg, Kansas. Lovely place.

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  • I have one!! And it's so tiny!

    Elizabeth PendletonElizabeth Pendleton6 hari yang lalu
  • As n American i dnt get it but its cool i guess

    Glock GoonGlock Goon6 hari yang lalu
  • She works for 400mins a day

    MiguelMiguel6 hari yang lalu
  • Handcraft is made with alot of care and love.

    Tai HungTai Hung6 hari yang lalu
  • My Dala was given to me by my great grandmother. It still has the tag from where it was made..

    Charlotte M.Charlotte M.6 hari yang lalu
  • “What do you do for a living?” “Critique red horse wood”

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  • I live there

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  • Animal crossing introduced me to this

    Kasan KeinoKasan Keino6 hari yang lalu
  • I bought one in Sweden in 1984, still have it.

    William j HunterWilliam j Hunter6 hari yang lalu
  • one of the last gifts that my grandma ever gave me was one of these horses after she came back from a from a trip to her homeland in Sweden...

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  • Did anyone else only click to find out what a dala horse even is

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  • lol

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  • I visited the official shop when in Sweden, and I saw that adorable and skilled lady

    Lucia BattarelloLucia Battarello7 hari yang lalu
  • yeah another series

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  • And now I know why there's a giant yellow horse statue outside of the local Ikea store.

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  • Is there a link to this company? The video mentioned that they have an online presence! PS. I love business insider, but you have to link these businesses for support to go to them!!

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    • @Marieke Opgelder that's them

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    • I think this is it.

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    • I agree!!

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  • Uuhhmmm.... A Dala maid here. The orangy red paint used for the Dalahästar is NOT the Falu red paint. That paint has pigment in it hailing from the Falu Copper Mine (a.k.a. granny, or mormor) and is in it's most traditonal red colour deep red with no orange tones in it what so ever. Also it is used for outdoors walls, as the pigment will rub off on your fingers or clothes when touched. Sorry but the video is wrong. The two paints are not only made differently but also has two different red nuances/shades.

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  • The elegant bedroom uniquely fasten because sea consequentially explode despite a naughty command. melted, half diving

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  • I hv two of them that I bought at Sweden when I visited couple years ago, love them, the varnish and the hand painted patterns

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  • I want one of these. How can I get it in India?

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  • There’s a shop in Kansas that makes them by hand as well. You can go watch them.

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  • Cute horses

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  • 400th

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  • giddyup buttercup

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  • häst wooden horse

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  • He looks great for 75! Wouldn't have ever thought that was his age, looks 60! 2:00

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  • I want this one..perfect for interior home in living room

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  • see white people do have culture, loved this

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  • Vibrant red, very cool

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  • I had one of these as a kid. I named it Nils, after Nils Holgersson. Nice to see that they're keeping this craft alive. These horses are so iconic and quintessential swedish to me.

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  • Bladee wooden horse

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  • The way she pronounced the names 😂😂 so funny

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  • Very beautifully made

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  • Why care if it's made by hand? Using ban saws isn't exactly by hand. If you can get something made less expensive, faster, better quality my wouldn't you? It's like saying you can get a better operation at this hospital, for half the price, by more experienced surgeons, with a faster recovery time but you pass on it to get an ancient Greek who never saw the inside of the human do the surgery you were gullible enough to be brainwashed.

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    • @polar bear omg dude stfu.

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    • @polar bear that isn't true at all as far as quality goes. The only thing I can attest to as hand made being better in quality Ave durability than mechanized made is in weaving cloth. The ancients weaved fabrics so fine air ac water couldn't penetrate. Impossible to replicate with machines in any age. Mechanized labor doesn't denote a lack in quality. Oak wood is oak wood. Whether it's shaped by a mora or a Craftsman saw. The quality of the wood does not deter based on what shapes it. Also, let's not pretend to care about culture when diversity is the rule in a global economy. Every country is just like the other now. It's sad. In the 1970s when one went back packing through Europe or Asia, each region was different. The food, the culture, the architecture, the culture, the religion. Today backpack that exact route and there is little to no difference in experience in anything from food to culture to people from beginning to end or anywhere in between. In the late 60s I did the Camino Santiago and the application trail. Not because I like to hike but because I wanted to see where pagans hiked to be reborn into adults. I also wanted to see how modern religions usurp, destroy, confiscate and absorb from everyone before them. Each town was like a new world. Each village having their own beliefs, their own heritage etc. The differences between the birth and the south in those days were immense. When one chose to raise their family in a state, town, they were really making a statement about the way of life and the values they deemed worthy of passing on to their children. I again did both two years ago. The entire lengths were the same from beginning to end. The only thing changing were the faces seen. So let's not pretend to care about culture. Today, Whether you are in Denmark, London, Milan or Albuquerque everything and everyone is just the same. I'm all for this hand made, but local. Don't get me wrong. Just not for the lying that goes with it. Well I shouldn't say lying. Maybe more of a wilful delusion or hypocrisy is a better word.

      Phillip strollPhillip stroll8 hari yang lalu
    • Things made by hand are usually higher quality and have details that cant be replicated by a machine. Also it keeps the culture alive

      polar bearpolar bear8 hari yang lalu
  • Oh so this is where it comes from. Very nice! Love the dripping paint when they soak them.

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  • Shout out bladee

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  • That woman is a proof of discipline, she have painting for 40 years, and i ask myself why i cannot stand in a job for more than 2-3 years without getting tired of it..

    Rodrigo MRodrigo M11 hari yang lalu
  • That's how I dip my chicken pieces in Masala 😁

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  • No tails?

    Judith WalkerJudith Walker11 hari yang lalu
  • If I ever go to Sweden I'm definitely getting one

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  • People who first saw these in local IKEAs:

    Tianyong ChewTianyong Chew12 hari yang lalu
  • Beautiful. Would love one in all colors and sizes, also the pig was really nice

    MaddyMaddy12 hari yang lalu
  • I bought a really great Mora hatchet at one of these factories. And I got a horse. I love both of them!

    skippymagrueskippymagrue12 hari yang lalu
  • I have a giant one in my scandinavian park here. Literally my favorite part of the place, even with my mild megalophobia

    Ghostly ApparitionsGhostly Apparitions13 hari yang lalu
  • Never heard of them but they are beautiful. Hopefully it will not end - some one will see this and can keep them going.

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    • I don’t think you need to worry lol, it’s very ingrained in our culture and a lot of foreigners and tourists buy them when visiting. It’s not a tradition that is gonna stop anytime soon, they have been making horses made out of wood for several hundreds of years here in Sweden.

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  • Dalahäst ❤️

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  • *that’ll be 5 horses*

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