tirsdag 6. januar 2009

The Sami people… a part of Norway.

 This is the Sami flag.







I tell ya’… I had shoes “komager” like these when I was a little girl… and it was the best shoes EVER for a really cold winter day. They really know what they are doing. Most coats and shoes are made by hand from reindeer skin…  And it is beautiful if you ask me….






Aren’t they just beautiful??





This is a Sami wedding.. notice all the “sølje” silver she’s wearing…


The Sami people reminds me of the american Indians… and I really think they should be able live their lives as they always have been..  and cherish the old traditions!

14 kommentarer:

Rachael sa...


That was so cool to have you share that! I have never heard of the Sami people and there lifestyle, dress, and culture remindes me alot of American Eskimos or American Indians.

I just love their bright, beautiful clothing :-)

Diane sa...

Hi Monica! Thank you for visiting me & leaving your sweet comment. This is a lovely post and your pictures are beautiful. I wasn't familiar with the Sami people. I agree with Rachel, they remind me of the Eskimos and American Indians. ♥ Diane

Bridget sa...

Hi Monica, I love these glimpses into the culture of you country. I have learned so much from you!
Hugs, Bridget

Susan S. sa...

That's VERY cool....thanks for sharing the pictures. You're right, they remind me of American Indians and a Bit of Eskimo too!

Do you still have your "reindeer" shoes?

Marilyn sa...

Hi Monica...I absolutely love your story on the Sami...I am a social scientist and interested in the minority groups of the world. This is fascinating and I have already started to read up on them. What a wonderful culture..thank you so much for sharing this.
I love your blog! You have very good taste.
I will follow your blog with interest and it will be nice to be friends with you. Marilyn

Rue sa...

Hi Monica :)

Everytime I come here I learn something! They seem like such sweet and happy people :)

Oh and your house is really cute. You may think it's small, but to me that's much better than being too big ;)


Nancy sa...

Monica, I always enjoy learning about the things you post, everything is always so interesting! Love those shoes too! Oh, and thank you so much for the help on my computer...I am going to have someone look at it and try to find those picture folders. Blessings, Nancy

Justine sa...

Wow, now that was really interesting! I'll admit, I didn't watch the whole video, but I think I got the gist of it. And the pictures of the clothes they wear! Amazing!!

Justine :o )

Debi sa...

Oh MOnica dear,
What wonderful picture of the Sami indians!! I loved the ones of the wedding!! And yes, they should be able so to live their lives as they have for centuries!! They do remind me of the American Indians! (I am 1/16th indian, lol, 1/32 of Apache, and 1/32 of Comanche!!) Don't that make a great mix!! Also part Swedish, Dutch, and English! No wonder I am soooooo mixed up! LOL!! (laughing loudly!!)
Thank you for your very beautiful comments on my blog dear!! You make me smile everytime I see you have been over for a visit!! Sorry I haven't been blogging alot lately, I hope to get alot more done!!
I hope your having a wonderfully blessed day dear! :D
Debi xo

Debi sa...

Monica, my youngest daughter's nickname is Sami too Now it is nice to know about the Sami people too! :D

Tootsie sa...

I love this post...and I do agree that we should leave these people alone!

Jessica sa...


Another informative post. :) I love the culture, their clothing and the komager shoes. I hope they will be left alone.

Have a wonderful day my friend!

Hugs~ J

Laura Ingalls Gunn sa...

I LOVE THIS POST! Facintating. The shoes are adorable.

Bridget sa...

Monica, Thank you for the Birthday wishes.
I am so lucky to be able to call you my friend!
Hugs, Bridget