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an Early Metal Period pottery style of the East European forest zone that has received its name after Tapio, the god of the forest in Finnish mythology (the name comes from Hille Jaanusson). It is divided into two larger groups. In the southwestern group of Tapiola pottery (southwestern Finland, Estonia and northern Latvia until the River Daugava in the south and the areas to the east until the Volga-Oka region), household ware was with a striated, evened or textile-pressed surface and the shape of the pottery was usually with either a double muzzle, curved shoulder or s-shaped wall profile. The northeastern group of the Tapiola style is comprised of textile ceramic groups from inland Finland across northwestern Russia up to Middle Volga.