At the forefront of the movement to save the Seto traditions is Evar Riitsaar, Setomaa's longest-serving king, or Sootska.
"It is still a worry whether the culture will remain or not," he says. "If we do not push the ideas of the Seto culture, then it will be lost by the next generation.
"I feel that this is our last chance to save the Seto culture. Much has already been forgotten and will be forgotten still."