Tradition combines with modern thinking. The traditional roots are present, but the forms of expression are constantly finding new paths. Just like all other peoples, the Sámi have used pictures to record the past. Rock carvings, the symbols on the ritual drum, and not least ornamentation, have been the ancestors’ gifts to later generations of craftsmen and artists. Sámi pictorial art uses both traditional and contemporary artistic expression as a starting point.
Photo by: Jessica Lindgren /imagebank.sweden.se