Images of a bagpipe appear in painting dating to the 15th century at a church in Taivassalo, though is not definite as to whether the image is intended to depict a local Finnish tradition. Later 17th century sources make mention of the bagpipes in Turku.
One prominent proponent of the revival of the Finnish pipes is the musician Petri Prauda. Prauda began playing the Estonian torupill, and later had a Finnish bagpipes reconstructed based on museum examples.
- Säkkipilli at Etno.net (Finnish)