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A 20th century Saami family inside of their Lavvu tent.    Lavvus are collapsible, portable homes for the nomadic reindeer herders of Northern Scandinavia.

A century Saami family inside of their Lavvu tent. Lavvus are collapsible, portable homes for the nomadic reindeer herders of Northern Scandinavia.

DigitaltMuseum - Man i samisk dräkt. Handkolorerat ateljéporträtt i helfigur.

DigitaltMuseum - Man i samisk dräkt. Handkolorerat ateljéporträtt i helfigur.

Nomad Sami Finland 1920s - White Wolf : Rare, old photos of indigenous Sami people showcase their ancient and traditional way of life

Nomad Sami Finland - White Wolf : Rare, old photos of indigenous Sami people showcase their ancient and traditional way of life

Mattarakka ~(Maderakka, Maadteraahka, Maadteraajja) is the tribal mother, ancestral mother. The Sami people are   predominately maternal lineage.  You still see the plant portions on the head and upraised arms, and the roots at the feet. She is also depicted with the common female orientation of a triangle showing motherhood by another triangle nested inside.  Mattarahkka, the next generation manifestations are her 3 daughters: Sarakka, Uksakka, Juksakka

Sami, Mattarakka and her 3 daughters: Sarakka, Uksakka, Juksakka

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