Sami Handcraft

Traditions inherited from generation to generation

Duodji is a concept for the Sami handicraft and its an important part of the Sami culture due to its strong symbolic value for the Sami’s identity, lifestyle and way of living. The primely tool for making items is their own hands and the Sami people makes everything from working tools to sew their own clothes and often in materials that are obtainable in their everyday life such as roots, leather, tendons, birch bark and reindeer horns. The main factor for a Duodji item is that it fills a function, therefore the knife is the most common object – and also the most important tool – in the Samian everyday life. The handicraft tradition is inherited from generation to generation and is mainly characterized by different Sami patterns and colors. In this theme auction you will find several beautiful Duodji items – from well-worked knifes and decorative bottles.

 
17 items
ESSE POGGATS, a Sami reindeer horn knife, signed EP.
Current bid 
11 500 SEK
Estimate 
15 000 SEK
LENNART SAMMELIN, a Sami reindeer horn, signed.
Current bid 
2 600 SEK
Estimate 
2 500 SEK
KOMSE, a Sami cradle, leather and pine.
Current bid 
2 000 SEK
Estimate 
3 000 SEK
A Sami reindeer horn knife, unidentified signature.
Current bid 
1 800 SEK
Estimate 
2 500 SEK