About the project
SampoDialogi is an author Internet project of Alina Hämäläinen (Espoo, Finland) and
Tatjana Bykova-Soitu (St. Petersburg, Russia). The central theme of the website SampoDialogi
is spreading of regenerated culture of jewelry Finno-Ugric traditions of IX-XII centuries - Sampo-art jewelry.
According to the Karelian-Finnish epos «Kalevala», Sampo is a magic mill of happiness. In Kalevala, you can find the following lines:
Forges with the tongs and anvil,
Knocking with a heavy hammer,
Forges skilfully the Sampo;
On one side the flour is grinding,
On another salt is making,
On a third is money forging,
And the lid is many-colored. (Kalevala 10: 409–416)
A variety of Sampo's mission predetermined a wide range of interests of the website SampoDialogi. On our web pages, it is possible to read about Finno-Ugric culture, art, and traditions. We hope that the website SampoDialogi will serve for strengthening many-sided friendly cultural ties between the people of Russia and the people of Finland.
All materials of the website SampoDialogi are protected by copyright and are intellectual property of their authors.
The materials published on the website SampoDialogi, are received from public sources or directly from their authors.
Any use of author's materials published on the website SampoDialogi without references to the authors and hyperlinks is forbidden.
Author's materials of the website aren't intended for use in commercial purposes.
Comments and suggestions on the development of the website should be sent to the address: alina.s.hamalainengmail.com