The work that Nomadic Artistry creates is known by many names; Pewter Bracelets, Reindeer Bracelets, Sami Jewelry, Pewter Jewelry, Lapland Jewelry, and many others. None of these names are incorrect as they are a perfect description of the art itself, however the true inclusive name for all the others is Duodji.
Duodji encompasses all the handicrafts made by the Sámi people based on Sámi traditions, designs, patterns and/or colors. Every Duodji has a historic background, whether by being crafted using techniques dating back to the time when the item began to be used or it might be ornamented with ancient designs. These bracelets, handcrafted by Nomadic Artistry, are only a small representation of Duodji, which includes knives, cast silver and pewter items, wood work and leather work, to name a few.
Photo by Augusta Anderson, Sweden
In nearly every painting of Odin, there they are. Beautiful and powerful, their loyalty is unmistakable. We've all seen them and maybe even remarked on them, but have you been officially introduced?
Allow me to do so now:
Please give your regards to Huginn and Muninn.
"Thought" (Huginn) and "Desire" (Muninn), depart each morning to fly the world over gathering information and gossip
to bring back to Odin. It is the information gathered by these two avian warriors that contribute to Odin's vast wisdom.
In honor of the coming spring and our desire to have as much information as possible to gain wisdom, Nomadic Artistry is having a special on the bracelets "Huginn" and "Muninn"
Did you know?
Huginn and Muninn