The Finnish Maiden is older than the Finnish nation. She was devised to represent the longed-for national independence in the 19th century, when Finland was still a Grand Duchy in the Russian Empire.

Finland - The Finnish Maiden is older than the Finnish nation. She was devised to represent the longed-for national independence in the century, when Finland was still a Grand Duchy in the Russian Empire.

The Finnish Maiden is older than the Finnish nation. She was devised to represent the longed-for national independence in the 19th century, when Finland was still a Grand Duchy in the Russian Empire.

Finland - The Finnish Maiden is older than the Finnish nation. She was devised to represent the longed-for national independence in the century, when Finland was still a Grand Duchy in the Russian Empire.

A wooden Moorish villa "Rauhalinna", Savonlinna, Finland - built around the year 1900  (photo AN)

A wooden Moorish villa "Rauhalinna", Savonlinna, Finland - built around the year 1900 by a Finnish officer in the Russian army for his wife for their wedding anniversary (photo AN)

Rudolf Koivu; Snowqueen

Illustration by Rudolf Koivu, 1940 for The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen. Rudolf Koivu was a Finnish artist who mainly illustrated fairy tales

Finland

Finland - The Finnish Maiden is older than the Finnish nation. She was devised to represent the longed-for national independence in the century, when Finland was still a Grand Duchy in the Russian Empire.

Grapponia glassware by Nanny Still (for Riihimäen Lasi, Finland). It's from 1970's, made in many lovely colors.

Grapponia glassware by Nanny Still (for Riihimäen Lasi, Finland). It's from made in many lovely colors.

Oiva Toikka

Jus got a jug and a bowl clear ones by Oiva Toikka, Finland

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