Mökillä - Finnish carpets - traditionally woven from scraps of left-over material - 'trasmattor'

Mökillä - Finnish carpets - traditionally woven from scraps of left-over material called 'trasmattor'. My grandmother and some of her Finnish neighbors had a loom in a garage and they used to make rugs like these.

Water Bucket, ladle and Vihta / Vasta in sauna. Vihta or Vasta is in english birch whisk used in sauna. The use of Vihta or Vasta is slap repeatedly our bodies. That aids your circulatory system, cleans and refresh your skin and it's also like a massage.

Water Bucket, ladle and Vihta / Vasta in sauna. Vihta or Vasta is in english birch whisk used in sauna. The use of Vihta or Vasta is slap repeatedly our bodies. That aids your circulatory system, cleans and refresh your skin and it& also like a massage.

Rowing in Lake Roine, Finland by Visit Finland, via Flickr

Midnight Sun, Rowing in Lake Roine, Finland by Visit Finland

suomalainen saunakulttuuri - Google-haku

A sauna heating up by a calm, peaceful lake is a classic image of an idyllic Finnish summer. However, historians say this countryside tradition is relatively recent and rooted in upper-class urban culture.

Midnight sun

Midnight sun

Kalakukko

Kalakukko

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