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.
"In Karelia there was an ancient belief in the Sielulintu or Soul bird. It was believed the Sielulintu (Soul Bird) protected a persons soul at its most.
The looped square symbol has made an appearance in numerous ancient objects found in Northern Europe. In Finnish it's called Käpälikkö (pawform) or Hannunvaakuna (Saint John's Arms).
The Stream of Life; By the River of Life (Elämän virralla), 1896 - Hugo Simberg
Bronze bracelet from Kalevala Koru from the end of the beginning of Suomi Finlsnd
Toipilas (The Convalescent), Helene Schjerfbeck , 1888
The Kalevala plates of Finland
Arabia Kalevala Annual Plate 1979 The picture shows the herd-boy Kullervo blowing his horn as he drives the bears and wolves before him. A black raven is sitting in a tree and far beyond is the farmhouse.
Kalevalan Tarinat by Aleksander Lindeberg. I think this illo is from Kalevalan is the epic poem of Finland
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.
The National Epic of Finland illustrated by Akseli Gallen Kallela