The experience of generations and knowledge of what is practical, simple and harmonious - part of everyday life, touching beauty in a daily relationship to the land, the past, the future.. In 1962 the sale of Sámi handicrafts as souvenirs began.
A woman gives out a handicraft visitor's card to map out presence in each location. Rich coloured and ornamented daily things surprise and encourage in the monochrome nature.
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Sámi Duodji: The Nordic Seal of Authenticity. Text books and folk-tales weaving with (Njuikur ja Geahpa) the red, the green, the yellow, the blue; Pouches and silver worked with intricately-carved knives.
Transmitting important information to the community, shapes and colours are signals: decoration indicates relations and memberships in a certain family, village or territorial group.
Näkkäläjärvi ky Souvenirs - specialist in souvenirs and gifts - Wood, metal, wool, paper, plastic, reindeer and wolf products. Stamps are only available in wintertime.
Samekki - original arts and crafts. Not as easy to find as n68.90623 e27.02442.
What does the handicraft tradition mean for Sami people? National pride or survival kit? Or good combination of both? Walking throught the main and only street you can see on the one side church, information centre, bar-hotel, and Siida museum but on another - more then 6 handicraft shops and 2 regular supermarkets. Isn't it a big number for a 700-people village?