Finnish rune singers, song festival, Helsinki (1900)

Finnish rune singers, song festival, Helsinki Wonder what they sounded like.

Marppa Martiskainen embroidering a ritual towel, "käspaikka", in Ilomantsi, Karelia

A Polar Bear's Tale: Käspaikka from Karelia, Finland - very interesting article about the special Finnish and Russian ritual embroidery

Love the story this one portrays

Albert Edelfelt

This painting is also very essential to Finnish collective memory. Amazing Albert Edelfelt, Women Outside the Church at Ruokolahti / Ruokolahden Eukkoja Kirkonmäellä Finnish artist

The Finnish kantele played by Iivana Lösönen

The Finnish kantele played by Iivana Lösönen. - Also my grandma use to play her harp (harps, she got a few of them)

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