Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

January 15, 2015

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d’ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Part2 / Parte2

In English:

Last September we visited Ilomantsi which is small town quite near to the Eastern boundary in North Carelia region. Organizers of this competition had planned it very nicely, because carvings were spread around the town. Among competition carvings there were old carvings.

Maybe You can find some favorite carvings among them.

En español:

En septiembre pasado visitábamos Ilomantsi que es una pequeña ciudad muy cerca de la frontera oriental de la región de Karelia del Norte. Los organizadores de esta competición habían planeado muy bien la exposicíon, porque las tallas fueron fueron desperdigado en la ciudad. Entre las tallas de la competencia había tallas antiguas.

Tal vez Vos puede encontrar algunas tallas favoritos entre ellos.

En francais:

Dernière Septembre, nous avons visité Ilomantsi qui est une petite ville tout près de la frontière de l’Est dans la région de Carélie du Nord. Les organisateurs de ce concours avaient planifient excellemment la exposition, car les sculptures ont été répartis autour de la ville. Parmi les sculptures de la concurrence, il y avait de vieilles sculptures.

Peut-être que vous pouvez trouver quelques sculptures préférées parmi elles.

Em Português:

Em setembro passado, faziamos uma visita em Ilomantsi que é uma pequena cidade muito perto da fronteira oriental, na região da Carélia do Norte. Os organizadores desta competição tinha planejado muito bem la exposição , porque esculturas foram espalhadas ao redor da cidade. Entre esculturas concorrência havia esculturas antigas.

Talvez você possa encontrar algumas esculturas favoritas entre elas.

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d'ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d’ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d'ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d’ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d'ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d’ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d'ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d’ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d'ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d’ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d'ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d’ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d'ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d’ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d'ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d’ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d'ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d’ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d'ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d’ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d'ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d’ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d'ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d’ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d'ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d’ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d'ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d’ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d'ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d’ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d'ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d’ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d'ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d’ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d'ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d’ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d'ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d’ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d'ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d’ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d'ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d’ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d'ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d’ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d'ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d’ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d'ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d’ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d'ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d’ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d'ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d’ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d'ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d’ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d'ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d’ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d'ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d’ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d'ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d’ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d'ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d’ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d'ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d’ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d'ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d’ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d'ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d’ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d'ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

Bear carving contest2 / Concurso de tallado de oso2 / Concours de sculpture d’ours2 / Competition de entalhamento do urso2

More carved animals / Más animales tallados / Plus de animaux sculptés / Mais animais entalhados

Bear carving contest1 / Concurso de tallado de oso1 / Concours de sculpture d’ours1 / Competition de entalhamento do urso1

Carved wooden animals 1 / Animales tallados en madera 1 / Animaux sculptés en bois 1 / Animais entalhados de madeira 1

Carved wooden animals 2 / Animales tallados en madera 2 / Animaux sculptés en bois 2 / Animais entalhados de madeira 2

Carved wooden animals 3 / Animales tallados en madera 3 / Animaux sculptés en bois 3 / Animais entalhados de madeira 3

Carved wooden animals 4 / Animales tallados en madera 4 / Animaux sculptés en bois4 / Animais entalhados de madeira 4

Carved wooden animals 5 / Animales tallados en madera 5 / Animaux sculptés en bois 5 / Animais entalhados de madeira 5

Carved wooden animals 6 / Animales tallados en madera 6 / Animaux sculptés en bois 6 / Animais entalhados de madeira 6

Carved wooden animals 7 / Animales tallados en madera 7 / Animaux sculptés en bois 7 / Animais entalhados de madeira 7

65 Comments »

  1. Toujours aussi sympa ces sculptures, mes préférées celle ou tu es dessus, l’ours tournesol et le hibou.
    Bonne journée et des bises de Frances🙂

    Comment by Sophie L. — January 15, 2015 @ 08:11 | Reply

    • Bonjour Sophie.

      Oui, vraiment c’est moi. Je voulais montrer que je suis sportive, bienque je suis entrée dans le troisième âge.🙂 Je suis très actif, car je marche quotidiennement de longs trajets et Je ai lu beaucoup de livres en français et suis ce qui se passe autour de nous dans le monde modern. Tes preferèes sont aussi mes preferèes. Dans mon prochain post, tu verras qu’est-ce que c’est que ça que nous avons vu? à Helsinki au début de ce mois. Merci beaucoup.

      Belle journèe à toi. Bises.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 15, 2015 @ 11:34 | Reply

  2. I admire every one of these. It must be such a treat to see (and smell) these sculptures.

    Comment by Yvonne — January 15, 2015 @ 08:42 | Reply

    • Hello Yvonne.

      I am very glad that You made Your kind comment here. Thank You.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 15, 2015 @ 12:31 | Reply

  3. Amazing!!!!!!!

    Comment by fgassette — January 15, 2015 @ 09:23 | Reply

    • Hi Fgassette.

      Thank you for Your comment. I happy that You loved my post.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 15, 2015 @ 12:38 | Reply

  4. I like first image. I want to go to see too.

    Comment by wakasahs15th — January 15, 2015 @ 09:29 | Reply

    • Hello Wakasahs15th.

      Thank you. If You’ll come someday, I tell where to visit to see them.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 15, 2015 @ 12:44 | Reply

  5. Une très belle visite avec des sculptures originales

    Comment by Bernieshoot — January 15, 2015 @ 10:48 | Reply

    • Bonjour Bearnie.

      Merci d’avoir fait le commentaire vraiment sympa.

      Je te souhaite une agréable journée!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 15, 2015 @ 12:46 | Reply

  6. I like the bear with fish,salmon?

    Comment by kanaconnie — January 15, 2015 @ 11:56 | Reply

    • Hello Kanaconnie.

      Yes, it is salmon indeed. Thank You commenting.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 15, 2015 @ 12:52 | Reply

  7. All of these are good, but I especially like the detail on the close-up of the bear holding the salmon.

    Comment by Marilyn Albright — January 15, 2015 @ 14:35 | Reply

    • Hello Marilyn.

      Very nice to read your comment. It seems that I succeeded with my photos.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 15, 2015 @ 14:49 | Reply

  8. These bears make me feel warm.

    Comment by 洋子 — January 15, 2015 @ 16:51 | Reply

    • Hello Maatan.

      They are cute and that’s why I shoot photos from them.

      ありがとうございます.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 16, 2015 @ 10:06 | Reply

  9. These are all wonderful carvings. I like the bear with the gun, but I also like the photo of you posing with the bear carving.

    Comment by seniorhiker — January 15, 2015 @ 18:42 | Reply

    • Hi George.

      Thank You. I appreciate Your kind comment very much. Thank You.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 16, 2015 @ 10:12 | Reply

  10. Hello Matti, nice to discover part 2 of your blog series about the bear carving! Nice sculptures! The big one with the salmon looks impressive but I smiled a lot about the little bear hunting. Not only or most about the fact that he’s doing so – but about his facial expression and the way he’s lying there. The artist did a rather good job (as the others too).
    Thanks for showing more of these awesome bears!
    -Michèle-

    Comment by ladyfromhamburg — January 15, 2015 @ 19:00 | Reply

    • Guten tag Michèle.

      How nice to read Your praising comment again. Thank You.

      Ich wünsche einen schönen Tag. Gruß.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 16, 2015 @ 10:15 | Reply

  11. They are all unique and look awesome!🙂

    Comment by wolke205 — January 15, 2015 @ 19:13 | Reply

    • Hello Kiana.

      I am very happy that you visited my post and left You kind comment. Thank You.

      I wünsche ihnen einen schönen Freitag.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 16, 2015 @ 10:59 | Reply

  12. Fantastic pictures of skillful carvings! Some of them look so fresh one could almost smell the tree looking at the photos🙂

    Comment by Tiny — January 15, 2015 @ 19:24 | Reply

    • Hello Tiny.

      I enjoyed reading your praising comment very much. Thank You.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 16, 2015 @ 11:03 | Reply

  13. I think my favourite is the one with the two bears climbing up the tree trunk🙂

    Comment by chrissiedixie — January 15, 2015 @ 22:45 | Reply

    • Hello Chrissie.

      So nice to read that You found Your favorite bears among my photos. Thank You commenting.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 16, 2015 @ 11:11 | Reply

  14. Cela doit être un plaisir de voir ces sculptures en bois,
    elles sont magnifiques, j’adore les ours….
    Merci pour le partage.
    Ayez une belle journée.

    Comment by vever02 — January 15, 2015 @ 23:07 | Reply

    • Bonjour Hervé.

      Quelle plaisir en lisant ton commentaire élogieux! Mon cœur se réjouit.

      Bises et bonne fin de semaine.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 16, 2015 @ 11:25 | Reply

  15. Bonjour Matti,
    Une série amusante, un faible pour le chasseur !
    Bises et bonne fin de semaine.

    Comment by Marion B. — January 16, 2015 @ 00:25 | Reply

    • Bonjour Marion.

      Quelle agréable surprise de lire ton gentil commentaire! Merci beaucoup.

      Passes un très bon week-end,bisous.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 16, 2015 @ 11:42 | Reply

  16. I have a great fondness for bears and therefore love the carvings of them too, especially the one who let you be with him in the picture!

    Comment by montucky — January 16, 2015 @ 05:22 | Reply

    • Hi Terry.

      Thank You. It was a tame bear, and therefore I Anja dared to take a picture of me!🙂

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 16, 2015 @ 12:03 | Reply

  17. I love bears so your post made my day today. My favourite is the mother and baby bear. I liked the satire behind the bear with the rifle. I wonder was he hunting humans.🙂

    Comment by linnyjcreations — January 16, 2015 @ 11:34 | Reply

    • Hello Linnyjcreations.

      Thank You commenting and visiting my blog. You made my day also when I read Your comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 16, 2015 @ 12:54 | Reply

  18. bonsoir Matti je les aime bien toutes mais celle avec le bébé dans les bras est pas mal je trouve et oui je t’ai vu tu est monté posé sur l’ours bises et merci de m’émerveiller de ces sculptures si originales MA

    Comment by AUDOLY-NOURIAN — January 16, 2015 @ 19:59 | Reply

    • Bonjour Toinon.

      Très bien sélectionné. L’ours avec le bébé montre la créativité de l’artiste. Merci beaucoup.

      Bon week-end!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 17, 2015 @ 08:15 | Reply

  19. Another fabulous sequence of images, Matti. Thank you for your labour of love in bringing these superb carvings to us. I think they’re all wonderful, a real feast for the eyes.

    Comment by Isabella Rose Photography — January 16, 2015 @ 21:51 | Reply

    • Hello Isabella.

      I am glad that You loved post. I love these carved bears and admire their creators having great imagination.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 17, 2015 @ 08:25 | Reply

  20. I love the fishing bear!

    Comment by Ann — January 17, 2015 @ 02:10 | Reply

    • Hello Ann.

      Thank You selecting Your favorite and leaving Your kind comment.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 17, 2015 @ 08:34 | Reply

  21. I love this saga🐻🐻 !~
    The sculptures are stunning dear Sartenada!~ Thanks for the great reading. Sending you hugs!. Aquileana🙂

    Comment by Aquileana — January 17, 2015 @ 03:31 | Reply

    • Hello Aquileana.

      I am glad when reading Your kind comment. Thank You.

      Happy weekend. Hugs.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 17, 2015 @ 08:42 | Reply

  22. Indian bear is real.
    My favorite is small bear on the hand.
    I think every statue have sense of humor !

    Comment by キース — January 17, 2015 @ 08:06 | Reply

    • Hello Keith.

      Thank You leaving Your kind comment and telling Your favorite among these carvings.

      良い 週末!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 17, 2015 @ 08:58 | Reply

  23. i used to have a bumper sticker, about arming the bears! (so they could fight back, of course)

    Comment by betunada — January 17, 2015 @ 08:45 | Reply

    • Hi Betunada.

      Thank you leaving Your comment. Quite a bumper sticker.

      Happy weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 17, 2015 @ 11:22 | Reply

  24. Your blog is a charming potpourri of Finnish folk art, traditions and art! We always feel uplifted after visiting it because there is so much detailed positivity. Thank you!

    Comment by ss-k — January 17, 2015 @ 20:03 | Reply

    • Hi Saila.

      Thank You! Wonderful comment – I am speechless.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 18, 2015 @ 11:51 | Reply

  25. I like all of them but especially the cubs because they are so cute and look so friendly!

    Comment by megtraveling — January 18, 2015 @ 02:02 | Reply

    • Hi Meg.

      Thank You leaving your praising comment. I am very happy about it.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 18, 2015 @ 11:52 | Reply

  26. There are many bear carvings! Each of bears are unique, charming, realistic, and pretty.
    Also in Hokkaido in the north of Japan, there is a traditional carved wooden bear. They are often to souvenirs. Many of the carved wooden bear hold in its mouth a salmon.
    Kiitos🙂

    Comment by Misa — January 21, 2015 @ 16:00 | Reply

    • Hello Misa.

      You gave nice info about Hokkaido. I am very happy when reading Your praising comment. Thank You.

      こんばんは.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 22, 2015 @ 11:15 | Reply

  27. The grain of bear is beautiful.
    I like bear takeing rifle.
    Because hips is cute!

    Comment by そのちゃん — January 26, 2015 @ 15:20 | Reply

    • こんばんは そのちゃん.

      How nice that You commented my post so nicely and found Your faforite bear. ありがとう.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 26, 2015 @ 15:28 | Reply

  28. I loved your pictures! Made me want to visit one day🙂. I especially liked the “Water on Mars” pic.

    Comment by Christina — January 30, 2015 @ 16:39 | Reply

    • Hello Christina.

      Thank You for Your praising comment. Now You know also that there “Water on Mars”!🙂

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 31, 2015 @ 11:30 | Reply

  29. I have been missing your posts! Great pictures and I like especially the “Indian” bear crafting🙂

    Comment by Indah Susanti — January 31, 2015 @ 13:27 | Reply

    • Hello Indah.

      My favorite is the same which You mentioned. Thank You checking this post also.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 31, 2015 @ 13:50 | Reply

  30. Now I understand what you mean by the bear craving contest! How wonderful you posted this at the same time as I did the Alpenzoo post🙂 Some fine looking bears here! I like the photo next to the bear🙂

    Comment by rosemaylily2014 — February 2, 2015 @ 09:25 | Reply

    • Hi Rosemary.

      Well, it was a coincidence and my world is full of coincidences. Lovely comment. Thank You.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — February 2, 2015 @ 10:58 | Reply

  31. Who won? The bear with a gun?😀

    Comment by rommel — February 3, 2015 @ 11:17 | Reply


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