Overview of Saami costume
Hello all, Today I will do an overview of the costumes of the Saami people. Previously they were called Lapps, but this is not what they call themselves, and they consider the term to be pejorative. The origin of the word Lapp is controverted, but it may be from Old Finnish/Estonian for a place far away. The Land of the Saami; Sápmi, Sábme, or Saemie, depending on the Dialect, is split between four nation-states, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia. It consists of the northern part of the…
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.
The northern part of Norway, particularly the rugged Finnmark Plateau, is home to the Sami (also called Lapps or Laplanders), a Uralic people whose origins are obscure.The Sami are the descendants of nomadic peoples who had inhabited northern Scandinavia for thousands of years. When the Finns entered Finland, beginning about ad 100, Sami settlements were probably dispersed over the whole of that country; today they are confined to its northern extremity. In Sweden and Norway they have…
Shaman´s drum symbols in Scandinavia
Sarakka, Juksakka, and Uksakka. Sami goddesses. Akka-goddesses. In Sámi mythology, the first akka was Maderakka and her daughters were Sarakka, Uksakka and Juksakka. Some Sámi thought they lived under their kota tents. Sarakka helped during the pregnancy. Juksakka had a bow and she guided boys.
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Gáhkko – Sami Bread
Gáhkko is a traditional Sami flat bread / bread that has a faint taste of anise. Excellent, and delicious as an accessory for stews and soups, and gorgeous with any kind of cheese. There are countl…