Thursday, August 22, 2013

Mora knivar

I had wanted to visit Mora to learn more about the history and tradition of Swedish toolmaking and carving.  Unfortunately the Mora factory isn't really set up for visitors and the best I could find was a Darlana horse factory with a Mora Knivar outlet shop.  The pleasant surprise was that Anders Zorn museum with, without doubt, the finest carved spoons I have seen.  I knew precisely nothing about Anders Zorn before my visit but it seems he collected many examples of local crafts including buildings.  The museum has Sweden's oldest house built in 1237 and a furnished clock makers house from the 1700's.