Finland Doll Sápmi Lapland Sami People

Wooden doll with movable arms, made by the Finnish designer Kaj Frank, well known for his art glass but he also made wooden dolls and toys. This doll could date from around 1945. Unfortunately one braid is broken off and missing. It represents the Sami people living in the Sápmi region (Lapland). This region stretches over 4 countries: Norway, Sweden, Finland & Russia.

Folklore is in the air… uhm… ear!


Object Wooden designer doll
Origin Finland
Culture Sami people
Medium Wood, paint, metal pins
Mark or Tag None
Made by Kaj Frank
Size H 14 cm
Dates from Around 1945
Acquired ?


Here's a postcard that matches this doll. It shows how the people living in Finland are dressed in their traditional costume.

Text on the back of the postcard: 'Suomi Finland. Syksyn väriloistoa. Höstlig färgprakt. Autumn leaves. Herbstliche Farbenpracht'. No postmark (blank).

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