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Saami (Lapps) women’s festive winter сostume

Russian Museum of Ethnography

Russian Museum of Ethnography

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.

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  • Title: Saami (Lapps) women’s festive winter сostume
  • Location Created: Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Type: Costume
  • Rights: The Russian Museum of Ethnography

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