Sweden

Johan Knutsson, Swedish folk art exhibition at Stockholm’s Nordic Museum

Meet Johan Knutsson, the curator of the Swedish folk art exhibition at the Nordic Museum. The display highlights the importance of the rural craftsmen in Swedish folklore and shows viewers the inspiration that these art works have on today's society. 'Kurbits' are a whimsical stylized flower motif distinctive to Swedish folk art and a prized skill today! Discover the importance of the human shape within the art and find out why the exhibition pieces are so heavily influenced by religious motifs.

Johan Knutsson, Swedish folk art exhibition at Stockholm’s Nordic Museum

The Swedish Dala Horse and Swedish Identity.

The Swedish Dala Horse offers an insight into traditions in Sweden and the Nordic countries. Since the Stone-Age, horses have been high valued possessions in Scandinavia and were the difference between life or death throughout the region's roadless plains.

The Swedish Dala Horse and Swedish Identity.