A Finnish man plays a kantele for a radio broadcast in the 1930s (the broadcast van can be seen in the background). The kantele is a traditional Finnish instrument similar to a zither, and can have anywhere from 6 to 40 strings. Finnish legend says that the hero Väinämöinen invented the kantele, crafting it from the jawbone of a giant pike and horsehair.

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