View this installation of traditional Sami shawl-making, created by Sami artist Outi Pieski. Pieski transforms the Royal Festival Hall foyers with her year-long installation, Falling Shawls, which goes on show from the opening weekend of Nordic Matters.
Made by traditional Sami shawl-making techniques, the installation combines hundreds of fringe elements to create a coloured three-dimensional drawing.
Sami people are the indigenous people of Scandinavia, and in their nomadic culture the cultural significance of symbols has endured; the Sami handicraft, duodji, still has a significant and powerful effect today.
Falling Shawls is inspired by the gathering of Sami people, in what can be seen as a nomadic monument to heal individuals in their common struggle with colonial history.
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