Arkhangelsk Gubernia (Governorate), Kolsky Uyezd. Early 20th century
The difference between the costume and its figurine depiction:
Kangi, deer fur footwear decorated with coloured rags and beads, was typical of a women’s festive costume of the eastern Saami (the Kola Peninsula). However, the figurine depicts fur footwear of a different cut, it was for everyday use, and typical of the western (Nordic) Saami. Moreover, the neck of the figurine is covered with a scarf unusual for this tradition and more in line with the Norwegian Saami traditional costume.