lauantai 1. kesäkuuta 2013

Washing Day

Pekka Halonen 1865-1933
Washerwomen
Pekka Halonen is one of the most notable artists of Finland’s Golden Age, who achieved his goal of gaining international recognition for traditional Finnish national artwork.
More Pekka Halonen's art here


From Rudolf Koivu's collection



From the collection of Croft House Tales
Photo: Ingela Nyman

On laundry day, fires burned under the laundry pots and the banging of washing bats filled the air. Clothes were rubbed against washing boards, boiled in lye water and then finaly rinsed in a river or lake.  Grandma's laundry bucket in Western Finland.


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