During the trench war phase of the Continuation War many men had more time in their hands than they probably should have had. Often the time was spent on constructing bunkers, trenches and all around soldiering.
Another popular way to spend extra time – and to earn money as well – was making trench art. Often made from aluminium or wood, ranging from rings all the way to tables and other furniture. They are still a popular collectible in Finland.
A fairly delicate ring with a bit more shape and detail than usual. It was perhaps aimed more towards women than men. It has a wide rectanfular front, with red circle and two yellowish stripes and dot decoration on it. The material is aluminium and the legends often say that the aluminium is from shot-down Soviet airplanes. However, it is more likely that the material is actually from mess tins or some other containers. We can’t unfortuntely test these though, so might be airplane stuff!