Rosa Taikon

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Taikon at the Romska jubileumskonferensen (Roma Jubilee Conference) in March 2012

Rosa Taikon (30 July 1926 - 1 June 2017[1]) was a Swedish Romani silversmith and actress from the Kalderash caste.[2] She is the sister of Katarina Taikon.

Her silver jewelry has been exhibited in many galleries and museums such as the National Museum of Fine Arts and Röhsska Museum.

Prizes and awards

In 2010, she was awarded the Illis quorum medal.[3]

In 2013, she was awarded the Olof Palme Prize for her lifelong struggle for human rights. [4]


  • 1953 – Marianne
  • 1950 – Motorkavaljerer
  • 1950 – Kyssen på kryssen
  • 1949 – Smeder på luffen


  1. ^ " - Dödsannonser från hela landet".
  2. ^ Nyheter, SVT (1 June 2017). "Samhällsdebattören Rosa Taikon är död".
  3. ^ "Rosa Taikon mottar medaljen Illis quorum".
  4. ^ "2013 – Rosa Taikon".


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