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Mateli Kuivalatar- exhibition

Parppeinvaara poem village, Ilomantsi

  • 1.6.2012–31.12.2023

Small exhibition of rune singer Mateli Kuivalatar is inside the museum buildings from Matelis birth home.


Elias Lnnrot, the collector of traditional Finnish poetry, visited Mateli Kuivalatar in 1838. Lnnrot spent two days writing down Mateli's poems. The visit had a great impact on what was to be included in the Kanteletar, a collection of folk poetry. Some of the poems sung by Mateli are also found in the Kalevala.

Mateli's lyrical ditties were melancholy poetry in which she tells about her life and fate. A quote from Elias Lnnrot compares Mateli's poetry to "a delicate rosa carelica, the rose of Karelia, soft smelling, growing in the wild."

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Parppeinvaara poem village
Parppeintie 4 C, 82900 Ilomantsi

050 375 8787

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Parppeinvaara poem village, Parppeintie 4 C, 82900 Ilomantsi


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Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card


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Opening hours

Mon 11:00-17:00
Tue 11:00-17:00
Wed 11:00-17:00
Thu 11:00-17:00
Fri 11:00-17:00
Sat 11:00-17:00
Sun 11:00-17:00

In summer open daily, June and August 11-17, July 10-18. In winter 1.9.2020-31.5.2021 on Wednesdays at 12-16.