Exhibition // Handmade Heritage – Taito Gallery

Whenever we craft, weave, forge, knit or carve, we are maintaining the culture of crafts. The ‘Handmade heritage’ exhibition showcases nine special forms of craftsmanship that have been inscribed on the Finnish National Inventory of Living Heritage that is based on UNESCO’s Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage. These skills are upheld by extensive communities that actively maintain and develop the living heritage of crafts.

This exhibition has been assembled by The Finnish Crafts Organization Taito, which has been named a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage expert organisation.

As a promotor of the Finnish crafting culture, the organisation showcases intangible cultural heritage to the public as a part of its mission.

The exhibition presents the following forms of craftsmanship from the Finnish National Inventory of Living Heritage:

  • Knitting a tikkuröijy sweater from Hailuoto
  • Making national costumes
  • Making a Korsnäs sweater
  • Making shoes
  • Glassblowing
  • Traditional ryijy, a knotted-pile rya textile
  • Rag rug weaving
  • Making Tommi knives
  • The rya tradition in Vesilahti

Opening hours Mon-Fri 10–18, Sat 10–17.


Eteläesplanadi 4
00130 Helsinki
Design District Illustration


Mon–Fri 10:00–18:00
Sat 10:00–17:00
Sun Closed