Traditional Saami shoes. Saami (Sami, Lapp) people inhabit the tippy top parts of Sweden, Norway, Finland, and even over into Russia. They were traditionally reindeer herders, and still breed and herd reindeer today. The curled toes on the shoes were designed to hook into skis, the traditional way to get around in the snow! Now you know where North Pole Elf shoes come from! Text by Aelfwynne photo by F.Rigaud for Travel-Images.com
BUNADER - Kvinnebunad fra Troms
Two cute girls in their traditional costumes. Kautokeino, Norway .... Kautokeino is in the northern part of Norway called Finnmark. .... Just look at those warm-looking shoes, probably made of reindeer skin. These certainly are cute little kids, and they look very happy!
megu impress - allthingsfinnish: Lappi photo
traditional norwegian clothing- I will have to post pics of mine and my sister's dolls from grandparents trip to the homeland...
bunads skjorte - Google-søk
Norwegian doll dressed in a bunad from one of our ancestors' regions (Hallingdal? Gudbansdalen?)
Art doll by Mieko Minazumi
Saami girl and a white reindeer in the reindeer parade at the Jokkmokk Winter Market. Sweden. size to A4.: Sami, Jokkmokk Market: Arctic & Antarctic photographs, pictures & images from Bryan & Cherry Alexander Photography.