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Take a Look at Kalevala Art Works

See Kalevala art works from our collections from the 1850s to the present day.

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Väinämöinen made the first instrument

Kantele is a symbol for creativity and the power of art. Väinämöinen built the first instrument from the jawbone of a huge pike and later from birch wood. Its strings were a young girl's hairs. At the end of the epic Väinämöinen goes away, leaving his kantele behind for future generations.