Tree people / Ritva Kovalainen and Sanni Seppo

‘Tree People’ provides a comprehensive picture of the traditional beliefs of our ancestors concerning trees and forests and of the remnants of this tradition that Finns still carry within them. ‘Tree People’ describes what trees can offer people besides game animals and utility articles or raw material for industry.

New english edition 2014

Photographs, text, editing and layout
Ritva Kovalainen and Sanni Seppo

The book also includes Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen’s
series of photographs entitled ”Wings and Roots’.

English translation
Roderick Fletcher

Traditional poems translated by
Keith Bosley

Original Finnish edition
“Puiden kansa” 1997 / 1998 / 2006 / 2014

192 pages and more than 300 photos

Published by
Hiilinielu tuotanto and Miellotar

Printed by
Bookwell, Porvoo, Finnland, 2014

Suomi (Finland) Prize, Finish state award for artists 1997
The most beautiful books Award 1997



Additional information


English, Finnish