(Karelia) Laments

A board to give some kind of image to my research on laments, specifically those practised in Karelia. Please note that not all of these sources depict Karelian laments specifically at this time.
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Map of Karelia and page on it's history (which I haven't even really delved into myself)

Map of Karelia and page on it's history (which I haven't even really delved into myself)

A "weeping woman"

A "weeping woman"

Scenes from 'A Wedding in the Karelian Songlands', 1921. by A.O. Väisänen, U.T. Sirelius and Armas Launis

Scenes from 'A Wedding in the Karelian Songlands', 1921. by A.O. Väisänen, U.T. Sirelius and Armas Launis

Lithuanian Wedding Lament

Lithuanian Wedding Lament

Lithuanian Funeral Lament These videos were the closest thing I could find to the description of an actual lament. Lithuanian and Karelian laments do share many characteristics as far as folk tradition goes.

Lithuanian Funeral Lament These videos were the closest thing I could find to the description of an actual lament. Lithuanian and Karelian laments do share many characteristics as far as folk tradition goes.

A traditional gesture of grief on the right, with the white cloth covering the face (an itkulina "crying cloth") On the left, an image from a 2010 workshop for which the lament singer Pirkko Fihlman was invited to teach the nearly forgotten Karelian ancient techniques of lamenting.

A traditional gesture of grief on the right, with the white cloth covering the face (an itkulina "crying cloth") On the left, an image from a 2010 workshop for which the lament singer Pirkko Fihlman was invited to teach the nearly forgotten Karelian ancient techniques of lamenting.

Scene from a wedding

Scene from a wedding


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