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Árbi – Heritage

Six Sámi craftsmakers from Sweden that have grown up with the tradition of Sámi handicraft, or duodji, display their unique handicrafts in the Heritage exhibition. They have all been trained by skilful masters of Sámi handicraft.

Oct 30, 2015
Every week until Jan 24, 2016
Contact Name Anni Guttorm
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Contact Phone +358(0)400 891 860
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In the designs of their handicrafts, the craftsmakers show the traditions and areas of their ancestors. Through the exhibition, the craftsmakers want to introduce the audience both to traditional and modern handicrafts. Thus, they honour their ancestors and show that traditional handicraft can be applied to modern life.

We get all the materials from the natural surroundings, so we’ve learned to find and use them; we’re also very grateful for them. The material influences the shape of the object, and it determines what and what kind of handicraft can be created out of it. The handicraft needs to be light, practical and pleasant to the eye. Some of these handicrafts have been made exactly as those made by many generations before us, while others have been renewed completely and made fit for the needs of the present day. Our ancestors used reindeer caravans for migrating and lived in conical tents, creating handicrafts that were practical, light and beautiful. In a way, we follow this tradition by taking this exhibition all around the Land of the Sámi.

The Heritage exhibition has been produced by craftsmakers Mattias Harr, Hanna Råman, Fredrik Prost, Johanna Njaita, Per-Stefan Idivuoma and Nils-Johan Labba.

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