Month: October 2018

sami, sapmi, lapland, finland, sweden, norway, reindeer, hat, winds, four winds hat, shaman, legend,

The four winds hat

Take a look at this colourful specimen of a hat. It’s quite something, isn’t it? It is tall, colourful, and quite unlike any other hat I have ever seen. It was collected in 1963 among the Sámi population of Kautokeino, Norway. The Sámi are an […]

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The adventures of Jørgen Bitsch – and a spiky ‘teat halter’

What is this? Some strange torture device? A really edgy necklace? Sometimes objects do not tell their story outright (at least not to those, who do not already have specialised knowledge). When I was combing through our database, looking for an interesting subject for today’s […]

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