Singing the Kalevala: often done in pairs, holding hands, an ancient tradition.Finnish rune singers sat face to face and held each other's hands.They also moved their bodies sync with the song.

my-ear-trumpet: “ stormyseastotremblingtrees: “ “These two Finns are singing the Kalevala, the national epic of Finland. While singing they swing their bodies backward and forward. Often the singers.

The composer Feodor Pratsu plays the jouhikko in Koirinoja, Karelia, 1916. Photo by A. O. Väisänen. The jouhikko is a traditional Finnish and Karelian music instrument,

sinisetrunot: “ The composer Feodor Pratsu plays the jouhikko in Koirinoja, Karelia, Photo by A. The jouhikko is a traditional Finnish and Karelian music instrument, a 3 or

Hunters with prized Karelian bear dogI K. Inha Tolvajärvi, 1894. photo credit:National Board of Antiquities

Hunters with prized Karelian bear dog I K. Inha Tolvajärvi, photo credit:National Board of Antiquities - Finland

Siltasaari Valokuvataiteen museo I. K. Inha 1908.

Siltasaari Valokuvataiteen museo I. K. Inha 1908.

Karjalainen Laukkukauppias. Карельский коробейник.

Karjalainen Laukkukauppias. Карельский коробейник.

Korkeavuorenkatu,  Helsinki by I.K. Inha  1908 ||  I. K. Inha  (November 12, 1865, Virrat - 3 April 1930, Helsinki), Finnish photographer, writer, translator and journalist. -  http://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/I._K._Inha

Helsinki, Korkeavuorenkatu, 1908 I. Inha The Finnish Museum of Photography / Suomen valokuvataiteen museo

Sivusto "Suomalais-ugrilaiset kirjastot". Virtuaaliset galleriat. Kalevala-kirja…

Sivusto "Suomalais-ugrilaiset kirjastot". Virtuaaliset galleriat. Kalevala-kirja…

Inside I.K. Inha's house - Finland

Karelian Iivana Shemeikka plays kantele, the traditional stringinstrument.

Esplanadi Park , Helsinki, I.K. Inha, 1908, The Finnish Museum of Photography

Esplanadi Park , Helsinki, I. Inha, The Finnish Museum of Photography

I.K. Inha, Old Helsinki d2005_132_784 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Esplanadi Park , Helsinki, I. Inha, The Finnish Museum of Photography

Helsinki, I.K. Inha, 1908,  The Finnish Museum of Photography

Helsinki, I. Inha, The Finnish Museum of Photography

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