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Matleena Fofonoff SKOLT SAAMI This Sergei and Matleena Fofonoff from near

Matleena Fofonoff or in Skolt Sami: Maadrân Evvan nijdd Matleena (née Gauriloff, born in 1949 in Rautaperäjärvi, Inari, Finland) is a Skolt master craftsman and artisan, renowned for her work with traditional Skolt crafts such as root basketry, leather crafting with tanned fish skin and beadwork. In addition to craftwork, she has also provided illustrations for books, including the photographs for the Skolt children's book Õhtt eeˊǩǩ Oˊlssee da Såålla mieˊldd (One year with Alex and Sally).

Award

In 2009, it was announced that Fofonoff had been chosen to receive the Skolt of the Year award for that year due to her being the "essence and being of what a Skolt woman knows and can do"

References

Matleena Fofonoff Wikipedia


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