Admission with Museum Card

Paths of Duodji

The Provincial Museum of Lapland , Rovaniemi

  • 28.10.2023–7.4.2024

In the exhibition, we travel alongside two Saami artisans to explore the Saami craft traditions and skills passed down through their families. We also delve into the formation of the artisans' own craft identities.


Birit Tornensis (born in 1985) and Reetta Tornensis (born in 1994) are cousins who have both studied Saami culture at the Giellagas Institute at the University of Oulu and learned soft Saami crafts at the Saami Education Center in Jokkmokk. The Tornensis siblings collaboratively create content for the social media account named Studio Tornensis. Their content primarily focuses on showcasing and depicting the traditional Saami crafts of the Enonteki region, as well as other forms of art.

Reetta & Birit:
"In the exhibition, we depict our journey as Saami artisans. We showcase our family's craft tradition through both new and old Saami crafts and photographs. We also document our own learning process and growth as artisans. Alongside making mistakes, a significant part of the learning process involves understanding and interpreting our family's traditions. The importance of self-reflection in our work increases, especially when there isn't always a piece made by our grandmother to serve as a model."

Duodjeblgt is Reetta and Birit's first joint exhibition. While Birit now focuses more on creating traditional duodji, Reetta has taken steps towards duodji art design.

DUODJI refers to Smi handicraft made using traditional techniques, design, and materials.

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Museum contact details

The Provincial Museum of Lapland
Pohjoisranta 4, 96200 Rovaniemi

(016) 322 3260 / Arktikumin info

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The Provincial Museum of Lapland , Pohjoisranta 4, 96200 Rovaniemi


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Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card

Vuonna 2024: 18/11/5
Liput Arktisen keskuksen perusnyttelyremontin ajan 1.4.-5.12.2024: 11/7/3
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Mon Closed
Tue 10:00-18:00
Wed 10:00-18:00
Thu 10:00-18:00
Fri 10:00-18:00
Sat 10:00-18:00
Sun 10:00-18:00

Open 2023: closed on Mondays, Tue-Sun 10-18, on Christmas Eve 24.12. closed

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