Jokkmokk’s Marknard 2010

We drove to Jokkmokk on Saturday morning to visit the marknard.  The market has been taking place for over 400 years and was originally an opportunity to people from the south to trade goods and skins with the Saami people.

The 6th of February is the National Saami Day and so they put on a very good show in the afternoon in an ice arena.

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People talking about the life and history of the Saami, people dressed in traditional clothing

and there was yoiking (the traditional singing of the Saami people) both traditional and moden.  This is Jokkmokk’s rock.

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I purchased some Reindeer skins (yours is ready to collect Mr Boots), Reindeer leather to make pouches, Lapp Leather to make traditional knife sheaths and a pair of Skobands for my friend Johan.

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5 thoughts on “Jokkmokk’s Marknard 2010

  1. Lots of snow!!! We’ve had a little bit here the last couple of days,inches rather than feet though. You were missed by all at the woods on Sunday. Thanks for the stuff,not sure I fancy eating the dried meat!

    • The meat is dried salted Reindeer heart. If you do not want to eat it, slice it and put in your coffee 😉

  2. Would love to see this for myself! Fantastic culture and food…not sure about putting the reindeer heart in coffee but goes very well with coffee :). Is reindeer leather easy to get hold of up there? …. Maybe soon I will experience this for myself…

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