The Wirkkala family has its roots in Kaustinen. Already in the 1800s, the family was well known for its craftsmanship in various areas.
This story begins in a house known as Kraatari, where artist Ilmari Wirkkala was born in 1890. We will get to know his home, which is presently a museum, and catch a glimpse of Ilmari’s early years. We will also visit the Kaustinen Folk Arts Centre, Veteli local heritage museum, Veteli graveyard, church of Perho, graveyard of kaustinen and Kreetan puisto park in Kaustinen.
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Wirkkala artist path starts from the centre of Kaustinen and continues to Veteli and Perho. Should you want to visit all the sites, we recommend travelling by car.