30 dec 11.  An old traditional embroidery usually seen at Karelian/orthodox cloths called "käspaikka".

30 dec An old traditional embroidery usually seen at Karelian/orthodox cloths called "käspaikka". My grandma loved embroidery.

Walk Finland: Ilomantsi: poetic Karelia

Traditional Karelian embroidery I arrive at Ilomantsi , Northern Karelia, with solitary forest trails on my mind but have to be patient.

Karelian embroidery, double sided running stitch, Aunuksen kirjonta 1800-l

Karelian embroidery, double sided running stitch, Aunuksen kirjonta

Karelian embroidery. Stitched with doube running stitch / my favourite stitch

Stitched with doube running stitch / my favourite stitch

Detail of a Karelian ritual cloth

Detail of a Karelian ritual cloth

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