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Sami Jewelry - handmade bracelet made of braids of pewter wire and raindeer leather

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Pewter4 of 4Pewter bangle made by swedish "Hantverkarna Tenn Jokkmokk" 1978Scandinavian modernist pewter parure with glassbeads
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    Posted 6 years ago

    Elisabethan
    (271 items)

    I want to show the traditional Sami Jewelry from Sweden.
    There are a lot of these bracelets around that aren´t the real thing, not made of the right traditional materials and not even made by samis. Here I show a thin one that I bought in the 1980´s that I know for sure is the real thing. I have used it for about 29 years and it still looks nice I think. The bracelet is made of soft raindeer leather and have broideries of pewter wire that is braided. The leather is sawn with thread made of tendon and the button is made from raindeerantlers.

    The bigger bracelet is also very nice, but it isn´t made of the right traditional materials. Just wanted to show it as well because someone has still put a lot of work into it.

    This should be under "ethnic jewelry" but there is no such subcategory under costume jewelry.

    This post might cause some irritation as leather etc has been used from raindeer. I just want to say something about that. There are still people living traditionally from raindeers in Sweden. They manage to live a life in tune with nature that I think the rest of us can learn from. I respect the way they go about things. In this I think there is a healthy way of thinking as they use everything from the animal, not just the meat. That´s something we should concider before we are critical, it´s a way of going about things that are lightyears away from the industrialiced meatfarms most meat we find in the store comes from (not just in this country).

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    1. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Do you mean 1870 or 1970 ? ;).
    2. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      CindB I didn´t mean we are that old, just that these are very traditional.. :)
      Thanks!
    3. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Thanks Jewels and DrFluffy!
    4. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Ok, I guessed but had to tease :) lol
    5. valentino97 valentino97, 6 years ago
      These are both really great and thank you for the history. Every culture uses local resources and old traditions to create beauty. These certainly are!

      I've been busy during the holidays so was quiet. Will fill you in later w/a nice long email. Happy New Year! I love the pictures you sent today.
    6. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Great to hear Valentino97, busy it is these days. Thanks for your nice coment here and I'm glad to here you liked the photos I sent.
    7. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Thanks valksoftly, peasejean55 and aghcollect!
    8. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Mikelv85, Vetraio50, kyratango and racer4four thankyou very much!
    9. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      PhilipDavidAlexandermorris Thankyou!
    10. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      wow!!! SUCH NICE AND BEAUTIFUL NEW FINDS!!
    11. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Thankyou Sean, nice of you. Hope I don't disappoint you when I say these aren't new fiends just new posts. I realized it could be interesting for someone else to see these, I mean we are trying to build up our knowlege together here on CW, right? :)
    12. Elisabethan Elisabethan, 6 years ago
      Thankyou PatSea and Trey also!!

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