The Dala wooden horses and roosters are genuine Swedish hand made wooden crafts. There is a very interesting history behind this wooden craft, Some authors claim that the Dala Horses originated in the Swedish province of Dalarna (Dalecarlia) probably in the 1700s. In those days the Dala wooden horse was mostly a toy for children, but nowadays it is dominating as a symbol for Dalarna or even sometimes for the whole of Sweden. Most of the tourists who visit Sweden always look for this unique piece of wooden horses for their beloved one from Sweden. Dala horse is very Swedish!