Gákti is a piece of traditional clothing worn by the Sámi in northern areas of Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Kola Peninsula in Russia. The gákti is worn both in ceremonial contexts and while working, particularly when herding reindeer. The traditional Sami costume is characterized by a dominant color adorned with contrast colored bands, plaits, pewter embroidery, tin art, and often a high collar. In the Norwegian language it is called kofte. The colours, patterns and the jewellery of…

Gákti is a piece of traditional clothing worn by the Sámi in northern areas of Norway, Sweden, Finland and the Kola Peninsula in Russia. The gákti is worn both in ceremonial contexts and while working, particularly when herding reindeer. The traditional Sami costume is characterized by a dominant color adorned with contrast colored bands, plaits, pewter embroidery, tin art, and often a high collar. In the Norwegian language it is called kofte. The colours, patterns and the jewellery of…

More Sami dress details. De muts met de 4 punten, die naar de windstreken verwijzen

More Sami dress details. De muts met de 4 punten, die naar de windstreken verwijzen

Finland, Lapland. Photo by helga_ni

Finland, Lapland. Photo by helga_ni

Photograph (colour); two Sámi girls outside of a store; one holds a roll of bale wire; they both wear wool hats and dresses; one wears a scarf and boots, the other shoes; Kautokeino, Norway. Gelatin silver print © The Trustees of the British Museum

Photograph (colour); two Sámi girls outside of a store; one holds a roll of bale wire; they both wear wool hats and dresses; one wears a scarf and boots, the other shoes; Kautokeino, Norway. Gelatin silver print © The Trustees of the British Museum

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Sami woman by AnnaRu, via Flickr

Sami woman by AnnaRu, via Flickr

White Wolf : Rare, old photos of indigenous Sami people showcase their ancient and traditional way of life

White Wolf : Rare, old photos of indigenous Sami people showcase their ancient and traditional way of life

Forest sami woman and her children, Sweden

Forest sami woman and her children, Sweden

Scandinavian Folklore Clothes

Scandinavian Folklore Clothes

kuenstlichewelten: Sami people in Finnmark, Norway, circa 1900

kuenstlichewelten: Sami people in Finnmark, Norway, circa 1900

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