Joseph Alanen (1885-1920): Kalevala

The origins of iron. The three daughters of Ukko spread from swollen breasts milk white, red and black milk milk. And from that milk poured on the Earth (so says the old Väinämöinen in runo IX of Kalevala) produces various types of iron.

Joseph Alanen 1885-1920 - Väinämöinen laulaa Joukahaisen suohon. Tempera painting with a motif from Kalevala 1912-1913.

Väinämöinen sings Joukahainen into a fen. Tempera painting with a motif from Kalevala The postcard is published by The Art association of Tampere.

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