Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

September 10, 2010

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours tailles en bois en Finlande

In English:

Carved wooden bears in Finland.

Part II. Not only bears but lions, human beings, angels and much more.

En español:

Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia.

Parte II. No sólo osos, pero leones, seres humanos, ángeles y muchos más

En français:

Ours en bois taillés en Finlande.

Part II. Non seulement des ours, mais des lions, des êtres humains, des anges et beaucoup de choses de plus.

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Carved wooden bears in Finland / Osos tallados en madera en Finlandia / Ours en bois taillés en Finlande

Part I Parte I

Wooden carvings1

Wooden carvings 2

32 Comments »

  1. Those are all very enjoyable to see! Some of the art involved is splendid, and I detect a gentle sort of humor in others. Thanks for posting them!

    Comment by montucky — September 10, 2010 @ 06:38 | Reply

    • Thank You.

      You are so right when saying humor. For example the last one is showing a beer in its hands a beer stein in tavern. Well, it actually was a tavern of an inn.

      Comment by sartenada — September 10, 2010 @ 06:54 | Reply

  2. Belles et impressionnantes sculptures ! Quel bois ? du bouleau (birch tree) certainement et des épicéas. Chacune a son style et demande un grand talent et beaucoup de travail.Merci de nous faire voyager à travers la Finlande et ses artistes🙂

    Comment by isathreadsoflife — September 10, 2010 @ 09:47 | Reply

    • Bonjour Isa.

      Eh bien, je ne sais vraiment pas du quel bois elles ont été faites, peut-être tu as droite. Beaucoup de cettes photos sont anciennes, les plus anciens viennent de 2005. J’admire toujours ce genre d’art, parce qu’ils sont faits par des gens ordinaires. Cettes deux derniers sont nouvelles et j’aime beaucoup ce ours qui boit.

      Bonne fin de semaine.

      Comment by sartenada — September 10, 2010 @ 14:14 | Reply

  3. All of these are wonderful wooden carvings in which shows detailed patterns of the wood! I especially like the wooden carved picture of the man in his shop by Kyla Seppa. It takes patience, the right cutting and artistic endeavor for these carvings. Beautiful!

    Comment by Anna — September 10, 2010 @ 21:55 | Reply

    • Hello Anna.

      Thank You. That Kyläseppä means “Village blacksmith”. The place was former the place of a blacksmith. Later owner’s one son transformed it into a service station, restaurant, shop, forging plant etc. One of the owners made this triptych which is presenting our living style from the past at country side.

      Comment by sartenada — September 11, 2010 @ 08:14 | Reply

  4. Good morning, Matti,
    All Figures are very beautiful, also your pictures too.
    Each carving is unique in its own way and especially admirable. The lion is as the king of animals, a great introduction to the series. All bears seem, in its imposing size, very impressive. The images, from top to bottom, 1/2/3/4/5/6/11/12/13/18/19/20/22/23/24/35/36/37/38, I liked particularly well. If I had a big garden, I would set up all the wood carvings. In our vacation we were looking at an event to a wood carver at work. He worked the wood with a chainsaw and cut an interesting figure from it. This work was a big chicken on a motorcycle with sidecar and passenger. I photographed it. More in an e-mail in the next few days. I am grateful that I could look at this series. Thank you also for your nice comments in my blog.
    We wish you and Anya, a nice weekend and all the best on your daily routes.
    Dear greetings Christel

    Comment by Christel — September 11, 2010 @ 01:32 | Reply

    • Hello Christel.

      I am so glad that You found so many interesting figures here. Also I am pleased that You liked that beer drinking bear at “Oktoberfest”. )

      I have never seen how this are made in live, only ready made. You were lucky when You saw it.

      Schönes-Wochenende!

      Comment by sartenada — September 11, 2010 @ 08:21 | Reply

  5. Hello Matti,
    Ils sont partout !!😀 J’aime beaucoup l’ambiance qu’ils créent autour de la maison rouge.
    Les bas reliefs (18-19-20) sont d’une grande finesse.
    Et le dernier ours qui “a mis sa main à couper” est bien étonnant !
    Le bois est décidément à l’honneur.
    Bon dimanche

    Comment by Marion B. — September 11, 2010 @ 23:26 | Reply

    • Bonjour Marion.

      La maison rouge est un café; huit heures au nord de ma maison. J’ai la visité quelque fois quand je vais au nord. Il existe à proximité une immense plage de sable (Kalajoki), peut-être le plus important dans le Nord.

      Merci beaucoup de ta visite.

      Comment by sartenada — September 12, 2010 @ 08:27 | Reply

  6. Those are amazing. Lots of talent and work went into those. Thanks for another amazing set of photos!

    Comment by kateri — September 12, 2010 @ 03:07 | Reply

    • Hello Kateri.

      I guess that You are so right. I have collected these during many years from every part of my country. By looking carefully at my photos, one can easily to find out that there has been change of cameras. Sometimes it is “funny” that when I am driving and then I see some of these, I have to stop my car and to drive back.

      Thank You commenting “my wooden creatures”.

      Comment by sartenada — September 12, 2010 @ 08:33 | Reply

  7. very nice! Thanks for the comment on my blog!🙂

    Comment by Dawn — September 14, 2010 @ 02:19 | Reply

  8. Very nice post of these wooden bears + many other subjects! I like this kind of art, we have a local artist here too:
    He has an interesting homepage: http://www.ronnau.dk/index.html
    Look for example:
    http://www.ronnau.dk/udsmyk_main.htm
    http://www.ronnau.dk/skulptur_main.htm

    Comment by truels — September 14, 2010 @ 11:17 | Reply

    • Hello Truels.

      Thank for Your visit and leaving nice comment. I checked those links and I have to say that very interesting. It seems so that in our world there are many who can handle wood. That’s great.

      Comment by sartenada — September 14, 2010 @ 12:06 | Reply

  9. All of them were quite a sight, but I really enjoyed the lion, the very first photo the best. Sure is a lot of work put into these things.

    Comment by Preston — September 16, 2010 @ 00:11 | Reply

    • Hello Preston.

      Thank You. I appreciate Your opinion. To me it is very interesting to find how skillful they are and to see how good imagination they have.

      Comment by sartenada — September 16, 2010 @ 07:43 | Reply

  10. Thank you for another wonderful set of photographs. I love wood: wooden figures, boxes, carvings. It’s such a tactile medium. I especially liked the wall carving of the blacksmith.

    Comment by jackiequeen — September 16, 2010 @ 13:49 | Reply

    • Hello Jackie.

      Thank You. I am glad You liked them also.

      Comment by sartenada — September 16, 2010 @ 16:00 | Reply

  11. Bonsoir

    superbe vos sculptures en bois.
    je vous souhaite une bonne soirée
    a+
    frammy

    Comment by frammy — October 7, 2010 @ 19:06 | Reply

    • Bonjour Frammy.

      Merci beaucoup pour ton commentaire.

      Comment by sartenada — October 8, 2010 @ 07:10 | Reply

  12. le lion est formidable, magnifiquement bien sculté.
    je te souhaite une bonne soirée
    amitiés
    frammy

    Comment by frammy — October 20, 2010 @ 23:07 | Reply

    • Bonjour Frammy.

      Ton commentaire me réchauffe le cœur. Je te remercie. Merci beaucoup.

      Belle journèe.

      Comment by sartenada — October 21, 2010 @ 06:19 | Reply

  13. I’m impressed by the details of these art pieces ! What an amazing collection… They’re so beautiful and well photographed !
    Have a wonderful day🙂

    Comment by Tamara — December 9, 2010 @ 14:19 | Reply

    • Hello Tamara.

      Thank You so much “praising” them. This collection and the other from same theme, I have photographed since 2005. I like handiwork art and admire them who create them.

      Je te souhaite une excellente après midi!

      Comment by sartenada — December 9, 2010 @ 14:30 | Reply

  14. C’est très original et très coloré.
    A bientôt.

    Comment by Sylvie — January 7, 2011 @ 01:07 | Reply

    • Bonjour Sylvie.

      Je suis heureux que tu as aiméw ma collection d’animaux en bois.

      Belle journèe.

      Comment by sartenada — January 7, 2011 @ 08:16 | Reply

  15. What beautiful photographs! And the wood carvings are such stunning subjects🙂

    Comment by Jennifer's Journal — May 21, 2012 @ 04:31 | Reply

    • Hi Jennifer.

      I am very happy that You love them. All these carvings are very close to my heart. Thank You leaving Your comment.

      Have a lovely day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 21, 2012 @ 06:18 | Reply

  16. Hei, Matti! I really enjoyed seeing the carvings. Tell me, please, in your opinion, is carving large and small still as prevalent in Finland?

    Comment by Yvonne — March 7, 2013 @ 20:21 | Reply


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