Lapland – Santa Claus’ home region in Finland

Lapland – Santa Claus’ home region in Finland

Santa out for a Sleigh Ride - Lapponia, Finland ~ The origin of Santa Claus started here.

This is a pair of boots from the Saami people of Finland.   Made of white reindeer hide, the curled up toes are a signature detail for Saami footwear.   This pair was made in Finland by Helena Naakkaalaajaarvi.  White reindeer is considered rare.  Boots like these, while cozy would also be worn for important ceremonies and weddings

This is a pair of boots from the Saami peopleof Finland. Made of white reindeer hide, the curled up toes are a signature detail for Saami footwear. This pair was made in Finland by Helena Naakkaalaajaarvi. White reindeer is considered rare.

Whooper Swan, the national bird of Finland.

Whooper Swan, the national bird of Finland. (the way their bodies make the shape of a heart always makes me smile}

Himmeli

Himmeli, straw crafts with symbol meaning and often made for Christmas. A popular tradition in Finland since ages. This book by Eija Koski newly launched with all sorts of himmelis, both for modern and traditional interior.

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