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Iivana Jehkinpoika Shemeikka (1843 - 1911), tunnetaan paremmin nimellä Jehkin Iivana, oli taitava karjalainen runonlaulaja ja kanteleen soittaja Suistamon Muuannosta. - I. K. Inha on ikuistanut hänet Raja-Karjalassa kesällä 1895

Karelian Iivana Shemeikka plays kantele, the traditional stringinstrument.

Kalevala: the Finnish national epic ~ The first edition of the Kalevala appeared in 1835, compiled and edited by Elias Lönnrot on the basis of the epic folk poems he had collected in Finland and Karelia. This poetic song tradition, sung in an unusual, archaic trochaic tetrametre, had been part of the oral tradition among speakers of Balto-Finnic languages for 2,000 years.

Akseli Gallen-Kallela, illustration of Kalevala, the Finnish national epic.

Women. Karelians. 20-ies. XX century. FondyREM.

Women. Karelians. 20-ies. XX century. FondyREM.

Loveable | Skolte sami children, Finland

Loveable | Skolte sami children, Finland

Runoruhtinas Eino Leino 1905. Caiania-kokoelma

Eino Leino was a Finnish poet and journalist and is considered one of the pioneers of Finnish poetry. Eino Leino's Day is one of the Flag days in Finland. It's also a celebration day of poetry and summer.

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