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The kannel is the Estonian name for the kantele, which is a traditional Finnish plaucked string instrument.
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The kannel is the Estonian name for the kantele, which is a traditional Finnish plaucked string instrument.

This photo shows the kannel being played by Aadu Sildaru.

Left to right: Ernst Ottan, Johannes Korvas, Jaan Villard, Aadu Sildaru, Elma Janes

This article, from 1959, explains the unique construction of this particular kannel