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Long deerskin(?) tunic Lappland in northern Sweden the Sami collect their reindeer herds, A wonderful & exiting experience. We left Jokkmokk in the afternoon Told was “only 3000″ reindeer to organize that day so it should take about four or five hour to get the job done. shown the traditional way to keep warm during the sometimes extreme cold above the arctic circle. Reindeer fur in both pants and boots seemed like a very very good idea and my goodness how handsome they looked!
Worn by the Sami people, (also spelled Saami), one of the indigenous people of northern Europe inhabiting Sapmi, which today encompasses parts of northern Sweden, Norway, Finland and the Kola Peninsula of Russia, as well as the border area between south and middle Sweden. This form of clothing, known as gakti, is traditionally worn both in ceremonial contexts and while working, particularly when herding reindeer.