I have found these carved bears in Finland when on road trips. Enjoy!
Somewhere in Finland
Unknown place in Finland
Lovers in the park
Wooden carvings1 Wooden carvings 2
Mais ils sont partout !!
J’espère que ceux en chair et en os ne sont pas non-plus menacés d’extintion.
Est-ce qu’il y a une légende ou une croyance attachée à ces sculptures ?
Comment by Marion B. — October 26, 2009 @ 11:33
Non, madame, ils ne son pas. Une legénd, hmm, il se peut que oui, mais jamais entendu. Merci beuacoup de ton commentaire.
Comment by sartenada — October 26, 2009 @ 16:50
Thanks for the photos, (and the nice comment on my cycling Holland photos). I am hoping to get to Finland for the first time in 2010, and will look out for some of the places you have photographed. Best wishes, Richard
Comment by Richard Tulloch — November 11, 2009 @ 21:28
Hello Richard. Thank You stopping here on my site and leaving here comment. Welcome to my country!
Comment by sartenada — November 12, 2009 @ 07:11
Some years ago, in Helsinki, I bought for forty or so USD, a small wooden bear, the only marking on the bottom of one foot is “Penna”…any information would be apprecaited….It is the kind of bear that if placed right will roll and upright itself. Thanks Again, Bert Zackim, USA
Comment by Bert Zackim — April 8, 2010 @ 18:16
Very interesting. I tried to find out that name “Penna” and found one. Here is linki to his home page:
This might be, but…
Thank You for Your visit and leaving Your comment here.
Comment by sartenada — April 9, 2010 @ 06:23
Some years ago I posted a request for “Penna”, a Finnish company that made wooden bears. I bought one in Helsinki in 2001 for forty USD. Yesterday, here in new york i found a peddlers table near a flea market another one, unstained, for five USD……fabulous, and merely by chance I google my name and found my posting. Sartenada thanks so much, it is the exact site I was seeking.
Regards from the USA and New York. Bert Zackim
Comment by Augie Mackenzie — September 27, 2011 @ 00:07
You are welcome. I am so glad that You told the “continuation” of bears. Wooden, carved bears are here really popular. When I star my posts telling my holiday beyond the Arctic Circle in next January, then You’ll see more fabulous carved bears.
Comment by sartenada — September 27, 2011 @ 10:18
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Pingback by Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois tailles en Finlande « Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada — September 10, 2010 @ 06:25
So interesting about the bears! I am looking for a very small wooden carved bear – my daughter brought me one from Finland and I would like to find one for her, she has wonderful memories of a semester at university in Finland. If I can send a photo is it possible to find a bear like the one she got for me? Lillian
Comment by Lillian Dyck — January 28, 2017 @ 21:24
Thank You for Your comment. I did find this:
Maybe this is correct?
Happy Sunday! Matti.
Comment by Sartenada — January 29, 2017 @ 10:59
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