Finland Dolls Munsala & Turku by Martta Nukketeollisuus

Three rubber dolls, all made by Martta Nukketeollisuus in Turku, Finland. The Martta association produced dolls between 1908 – 1974.

The two dolls on the left with the white aprons are wearing the traditional costume of Munsala. Munsala was merged together with two other municipalities into Uusikaarlepyy in 2013. About 90% of the inhabitants speak Swedish there.

The doll on the right was identified with the help of Google. An online search showed images of similar dolls that were marked as ‘Turun Täti’ meaning ‘Aunt from Turku’.

Folklore is in the air… uhm… ear!


Object National costume dolls
Origin Finland, Munsala (today Uusikaarlepyy) & Turku
Culture Swedes or Swedish-speaking Finns & Finns
Medium Rubber, fabric, felt, lace, synthetic fiber
Mark or Tag None
Made by Martta Nukketeollisuus
Size H 14, 20 & 19 cm
Dates from 1960’s – 1974
Acquired ?


No postcard available. There should be a nice postcard here that matches these dolls, to show you how the people living in Finland are dressed in their traditional costume.

There is nothing suitable in our postcard books at the moment, too bad!

Happy collecting,