Avinurme is the most south-eastern parish of East Viru County. Due to location and nature conditions, Avinurme area has strong woodcraft and business traditions, which are based on knowledge passed on generatoin to generation.
Avinurme woodwork traditions have lasted for centuries. Even though the first written evidence of Avinurme wooden vessel fame dates back to the 19th century, the real beginning of this tradition stays unknown.
Woodcraftsmanship in Avinurme is quite a phenomenon. Despite the changing times and eras, woodwork has remained as one of the main livelihoods in this region. There are over 10 timber enterprises in Avinurme and the local community is actively promoting maintaining the traditions.