The prototypes of these KALEVALA KORU bracelets have their roots in ancient history. They were truly worn by finno-ugric tribes through the iron and viking age, but by people who lived in the areas nowadays known as Finland and Estonia. Some tribes lived in areas that are now (centuries later) part of Russia.
Kalevala Koru's early designs (which these are) are based mostly on grave findings from Tavastia, Ostrobothnia and Southwest Finland, which were and have always been part of the land we all call Finland.
Bracelets evolved over time, from simple elegant pieces to more intricate designs with cut figures. Ornamental motifs were usually geometric; they were either stamped, cast or in some cases, engraved. One piece of jewelry was seldom enough for the women of antiquity. They often wore identical bracelets on each arm.
Bronze bracelet HIRVENPÄÄ (moose head)
- Bronze Finnish Kalevala Koru 60's bracelet HIRVENPÄÄ (elk/moose).
- Male / female
- Collectors item / vintage In excellent condition
- Material: bronze
- Width: 0,7 cm
- Length: 19 cm (large for female/medium for male)
- Authentic Finnish mid-century modernist item.