Worn by the Sami people, (also spelled Saami), one of the indigenous people of northern Europe inhabiting Sapmi, which today encompasses parts of northern Sweden, Norway, Finland and the Kola Peninsula of Russia, as well as the border area between south and middle Sweden. This form of clothing, known as gakti, is traditionally worn both in ceremonial contexts and while working, particularly when herding reindeer.
Lapland children, (possibly) from Sweden.The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division. Digital ID: 418037. Sherman, Augustus F. (Augustus Francis) -- Photographer. [ca. 1906-1914]