Vases - Alvar Aalto 1937

thedesignhoarder: “ post number twenty six - aalto vases Here is part of my iittala Aalto vase collection. The Aalto vase was originally designed.

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.

"In Karelia there was an ancient belief in the Sielulintu or Soul bird. It was believed the Sielulintu protected a person's soul at its most vulnerable when dreaming. It was tradition to keep a carved wooden bird by the bedside to keep the soul safe during sleep. Use this bird as a symbol of good luck, protection and happiness. To a happy soul!"

"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). In Estonian the symbol is known as Aasruut (loopsquare), Nelinurk (quadrangle) or Võlusõlm (magic knot).

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 Kalevala plates of Finland: The picture shows Väinämöinen planting seeds in his flourishing garden, while birds are sitting in the trees and fishes are swimming below.

The Kalevala plates of Finland

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, have had the opportunity to see this live once.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela "Ad Astra" have had the opportunity to see this live ( I also painted it in design School again :) when we had to make a remake of a masterpiece

Hugo Simberg | On the Stream of Life - Hugo Simberg - WikiPaintings.org

The Stream of Life; By the River of Life (Elämän virralla), 1896 - Hugo Simberg

Bronze bracelet from Kalevala Koru from the end of the 1930's beginning of 1940's. The original bracelet is in the National Museum in Helsinki Finland and dates from 900-1000 and it was worn by Finno-Ugric tribes living in Russia. The bracelet evolved over time from a simple to this one That is large and ornamented pice. The bracelets called Merya and it's the most beloved by the Finish people.    Stamped: K.K.  The width of the strap: 5 cm  The length of kleporna: 3 cm

Bronze bracelet from Kalevala Koru from the end of the beginning of Suomi Finlsnd

Kalevala plates finland7

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.

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.

Aleksander Lindeberg - Kalevalan tarinat (Martti Haavio)

Kalevalan Tarinat by Aleksander Lindeberg. I think this illo is from Kalevalan is the epic poem of Finland

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