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.
SAMI -- Ethnic Scandinavians up North-- going across Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia. A huge amount still wear their traditional dress -- as the colors keep them highly visible in a hunter society. BRIGHT colors. Red Yellow Blue . FUR for warmth, since they don't waste the fur the curled foot? Hello !!!! I figured it out. The curl in the shoe used to be the way to keep the cross country ski on when basically walking fast across the snow.