Photograph by Erika Larsen Sara Gaup, is dressed for her confirmation. The garb that she and her father, Nils Peder Gaup, wear identifies their hometown as Kautokeino, Norway. The upturned tips of their reindeer-hide boots were designed to hook into skis.
Sami people (also spelled Sámi or Saami) are protected under the international conventions of indigenous peoples. They typically wear fur and colorful clothes, the fur keeps them warm and the colors keep them from being shot with an arrow or a gun.