Samer i skog
Om skogens betydelse i Sápmi. Med en 1600-talstrumma och jojkar som hittat hem samt utsökta knivar i karusell. En berättelse som utgår från den unika samlingen Samiska skatter.
"In honour of the recent Sami National Day, the sami languages in Norway, Sweden and Finland. [OC] [2478x3509]" by jkvatterholm in MapPorn
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The ceremonial drum is an important symbol for the Sami today. While it is no longer used for religious rituals, it is still central at e.g. protest marches and political events. Christian missionaries tried to exterminate the sami religion and shaman rites and erasing the drums was a key element in that. The drums and shaman ceremonies were banned. People insisting on their old ways were punished by law and the drums were burned or confiscated.
The Sami Cosmos
Inga-Maria Mulk is an archaeologist from northern Sweden, and I assume at least part Sami (Lapp) herself. She wrote this in a little piece for Past Horizona on Sami rock art: As with other northern Eurasian peoples, for the Sami the cosmos consisted of upper, middle and lower worlds. The Upper World was associated with the South, with warmth and life, and with the colour white. It was the domain of both the Sun (always female gendered) and the Earth Mother figure (Máttaráhkká). The Middle…