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Finland's folk art

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Folk costumes and other traditional clothing, handicraft, art.
Strict Time by balsamia / Do you know what time it is? - This is from the National Museum in Helsinki. The clocks themselves are Ostrobothnian, from the late 1700s and early 1800s.

Strict Time by balsamia / Do you know what time it is? - This is from the National Museum in Helsinki. The clocks themselves are Ostrobothnian, from the late 1700s and early 1800s.

Rantalakeuden kansallispuku. Folk costume of Rantalakeus.

Rantalakeuden kansallispuku. Folk costume of Rantalakeus.

Tykkimyssy. Silk cap.

Tykkimyssy. Silk cap.

Jewellery to go with Western Finnish dresses.

Jewellery to go with Western Finnish dresses.

Morsiusarkku.

Morsiusarkku.

Early 1800s.

Early 1800s.

Bridal chest. 1803.

Bridal chest. 1803.

Decorative chest, 1813.

Decorative chest, 1813.

Knife in man's belt - Southern Oshrobotnians style - Southern Osthrobotnian city Kauhava is famous for the knives. Every summer Kauhava held a knife Festival.

Knife in man's belt - Southern Oshrobotnians style - Southern Osthrobotnian city Kauhava is famous for the knives. Every summer Kauhava held a knife Festival.

Folk dancing! I don't know much about the folk costumes the men are wearing so I won't comment on that, but the woman on the left is wearing a Finn-Swedish folk dress from Borgå. The woman on the right is wearing a Karelian dress from the island Seiskari. The folk dress in the middle is also Finn-Swedish, from Sibbo. Photo: Ulla Mether

Folk dancing! I don't know much about the folk costumes the men are wearing so I won't comment on that, but the woman on the left is wearing a Finn-Swedish folk dress from Borgå. The woman on the right is wearing a Karelian dress from the island Seiskari. The folk dress in the middle is also Finn-Swedish, from Sibbo. Photo: Ulla Mether

Embroidered tykkimyssy.

Embroidered tykkimyssy.

Maxmo folkdräkt. Maksamaan kansallispuku. Maxmo folk costume. Finn-Swedish. Photo: Linda Varoma

Maxmo folkdräkt. Maksamaan kansallispuku. Maxmo folk costume. Finn-Swedish. Photo: Linda Varoma

One version of Lappträsk's folk costume. Finn-Swedish. Photo: Linda Varoma

One version of Lappträsk's folk costume. Finn-Swedish. Photo: Linda Varoma

Ingå folkdräkt/Inkoon kansallispuku/Ingå folk costume. Finn-Swedish. Photo: Linda Varoma

Ingå folkdräkt/Inkoon kansallispuku/Ingå folk costume. Finn-Swedish. Photo: Linda Varoma

Pyttis folkdräkt. Pyhtään kansallispuku. Pyttis folk costume. Finn-Swedish. Photo: Linda Varoma

Pyttis folkdräkt. Pyhtään kansallispuku. Pyttis folk costume. Finn-Swedish. Photo: Linda Varoma

Hats to men's folk costumes. Finn-Swedish. Photo: Linda Varoma

Hats to men's folk costumes. Finn-Swedish. Photo: Linda Varoma