A few more examples from the shops in the mall.
Closeup on one of the dresses sold,
note the sticker attached with text
"Hand Made" implying it's genuine.
Click to see larger image.
Weird dolls with hats borrowed from
one of the North Sami cultures.
Caricatures which does nothing
but insult and offend.
Another variety of doll,
together with Santa Clauses
Click on image to see more dolls.
Interior of another shop.
Note the drums at top center,
these has South Sami pattern,
but are sold at the polar circle.
You can have a look for yourself through these links, remember that they are on another
website, so you will have to use the backbutton on your webbrowser to get back here.
Shaman's drum. On the page they use the word NOITARUMPU, compare with the word for a Sami shaman "Noaidie". But in english it's translated to "Witch drum". In any case is the patterns borrowed from the South Sami culture and are certainly not native to the area in which this merchandise is sold.
You can compare with the real thing on this description for the grand opening at a museum named: Age of drums.Traditional clothes, (in this case copy's of traditional Sami costumes -what else?!?).
And yes, not to forget, the frontpage for this presentation with the title: Cyber-Finn Shopping-Center "Original products from Finland and Lapland". Note that they've gotten the Majon's and Useful cool awards for their presentation.
For further reading about: cultural & intellectual property and code of ethics.
One really do wish that there was a: law like this
Credits: Images on these pages, Heidi & Kati Eriksen (SSN) and Aanta. (Saminuorra).