"Two People Dressed in Fur"

sami-couple.jpg

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Title

"Two People Dressed in Fur"

Description

This Sami couple is portrayed wearing the traditional "gatki" a garment usually made of reindeer hide, characterized by one dominant color with alternating colored bands running the length of the garment. The gatki holds a significant position in Sami culture linked to the traditional occupation of reindeer herding, with each garment being unique to the wearer. A person's gatki can reveal a wealth of information about the wearer, including birthplace and marital status. Although the use of reindeer hide has been superseded today by wool, cotton, or silk, this traditional garment remains intrinsically linked with Sami cultural identity.

Creator

Schjetne, a Danish Photographer

Source

Gift from Mr. F.H. Brown

Date

1887

Contributor

Curated by Robert Peacock

Format

Hand-colored photograph

Language

Danish

Type

Image

Identifier

1948.30.66

Coverage

Denmark

Comments

Allowed tags: <p>, <a>, <em>, <strong>, <ul>, <ol>, <li>

About the Original Item

Date Added
May 3, 2011
Collection
Fleming Museum
Item Type
Image
Citation
Schjetne, a Danish Photographer , “"Two People Dressed in Fur",” Omeka@CTL, accessed June 4, 2020, http://ctl.w3.uvm.edu/omeka/items/show/611.
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