These felted handbags and purses are inspired by the traditional Saami designs of my ancestors.
This handbag has been felted with a blend of snowy white Merino and Blue Leicester wools. The bag has been decorated with a traditional Saami style handwoven braid.
Look for these in my Etsy shop or contact me if you would like to order a bag in a different colour or design.
These belts, braids and bands are hand woven using traditional Saami patterns. The bands are generally woven using wool yarns imported from Sweden and Finland. The Sami Bands are woven on a Sami style double heddle reed. Sami band weaving is quite time consuming to weave, unlike most other types of braid weaving because each pattern thread is hand picked, but also gives the ability to weave more complex pattern variations.
The woven bands can be custom ordered in a variety of widths and styles with a choice of traditional Sami colours
(Red, Blue, Yellow, Green, White)