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    Felt Brooches

    Joseph van Lerius: Young Girl from Rattvik in Dalarna, 1862. Dalarna, “The Dales,” is a region in Sweden with a rich and unique folk culture, with distinct music, paintings, and handicrafts. The Dalkarlar used a version of the old runic alphabet well into the 19th century.


    Falu red (pronounced “FAH-loo”, in Swedish it’s Falu rödfärg) 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.

    Swedish clothing from 1800's

    Love Swedish craftsmanship! This website is inspiring.

    Icelandic Turf Houses - Hobbit Houses to Make You Consider Moving Underground - Bob Vila

    Map of Scandinavia from 1565.



    rune stone. Sigtuna, Sweden

    ✮ Hamnoy Rorbu Village - Norway

    Kjell E. Midthun

    Dala Horse

    The Dalarna - Beautiful wedding cake decorated in Swedish style.

    Sami Christmas card

    Cloud formations gather over two snow-covered peaks in Lofoten Islands, Norway

    Aurora corona lights in Norway.

    Swedish Pottery Maiden Figurine Jie Verkstad by Elsi Bourelius on Etsy

    Norwegian tied shawl



    Carl Larsson (1853-1919), "Red Riding Hood" by sofi01, via Flickr

    Border between Sweden and Norway