Sápmi, the land of the Sami .. the area the Sami call their land Sápmi and it is quite a large area; about the size of Sweden, but spread out over Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russian Kola Peninsula. The Sami inhabited the region long before the concept of national borders existed. Most experts agree that the Sami culture can be traced back to around 2000 to 2500 years.

Sápmi, the land of the Sami .. the area the Sami call their land Sápmi and it is quite a large area; about the size of Sweden, but spread out over Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russian Kola Peninsula. The Sami inhabited the region long before the concept of national borders existed. Most experts agree that the Sami culture can be traced back to around 2000 to 2500 years.

Samenes nasjonaldag - - NDLA

Samenes nasjonaldag - - NDLA

book - libro - scandinavian girl and boy - paper doll - finland | by sonobugiardo

book - libro - scandinavian girl and boy - paper doll - finland | by sonobugiardo

reinsdyr same lasso - Google-søk

reinsdyr same lasso - Google-søk

Swedish Sami Drum, Museum for European Cultures in Berlin

Swedish Sami Drum, Museum for European Cultures in Berlin

"Sami Hedgie" This is pretty crazy, I had to pin it. coloring page courtesy of Jan Brett - a children's book illustrator! Her page has a whole collection of coloring pages.

"Sami Hedgie" This is pretty crazy, I had to pin it. coloring page courtesy of Jan Brett - a children's book illustrator! Her page has a whole collection of coloring pages.

A shaman used the witch drum not only as a musical instrument, but also as a magical device, which he implemented in order to induce himself into a mystical "trance", and to seek wisdom only obtainable far beyond the realm of day-to-day reality. By singing and drumming he was able to reach the proper mood and feeling, preparing himself for a journey into the Underworld (Manala or Tuonela in Finnish).

A shaman used the witch drum not only as a musical instrument, but also as a magical device, which he implemented in order to induce himself into a mystical "trance", and to seek wisdom only obtainable far beyond the realm of day-to-day reality. By singing and drumming he was able to reach the proper mood and feeling, preparing himself for a journey into the Underworld (Manala or Tuonela in Finnish).

Sami Drum Runebomme fra Sverige by samisknettverk, via Flickr

Sami Drum Runebomme fra Sverige by samisknettverk, via Flickr

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