Saami

Petsamo Life

My father recorded some audio tapes of his life in Lapland. Here are some .mp3 file excerpts from those tapes. I am also working on a translation of his stories. Many thanks to my brother Asko, for preserving the tapes, and to my nephew Rainer, for converting them to digital format. Aiti in Norway.mp3 These …

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9 Thread Skalleband

Sami Handwoven Bands

These belts, braids and bands are hand woven using traditional Saami patterns. The bands are generally woven using wool yarns imported from Sweden and Finland. The Sami Bands are woven on a Sami style double heddle reed. Sami band weaving is quite time consuming to weave, unlike most other types of braid weaving because each …

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Salomon Halonen

Saami Heritage

My grandmother was Marja (Maria) Dahl, a Saami, born in Vesisaari,Vadsà in northern Norway, near the Anni Joki on August 4, 1870. Her parents moved to Petsamo when she was a baby. There were 3 other Sami families living in Petsamo at the time. Matti Pankko, Piera Hans and Marjapik Mari Larsen. Her parents died …

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Noaidi

Sami Felt Art

These hand felted art pictures are based on some of the ancient rock art of my ancestors, the Saami people. Some of these carvings date back almost 5000 years. The northern areas of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia were inhabited by the Sami people. The images depict scenes from their daily life: tents and villages, …

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