Finnish Independence Day 2012

Linnea wears the Gakti

Linnea wears the Gakti.

The Quimper Hittys would like to wish all their Finnish friends and relations, and their friends and relations a Hyvää Itsenäisyyspäivää  –  a very Happy 95th Finnish Independence day for 2012.

Noaide made by Johnny Walker Nilsson.

Noaide made by Johnny Walker Nilsson.

The Quimper Hittys recently inherited a tiny Sami shaman’s drum or noaide pendant made by Johnny Walker Nilsson. The drum is made from reindeer antler and birch wood burl. Linnea is very happy to show off this tiny work of art while wearing the Sami woman’s outfit.

Last year Constance and Tansy were involved in a great Reindeer Saga, the entire story can be seen by following this link

A great on-line Finnish Advent Calendar can be found here:



13 thoughts on “Finnish Independence Day 2012

  1. Oh, I don’t know which post to reply to, I just love so many!! I’ve enjoyed the Finish Independence day because here in Westminster, Massachusettes, we have a pretty large Finish community and history. A lot of our friends are Finnish and it’s great to see real clothing and a drum. Oh and the reindeer is wonderful! Diane

  2. While I have no Finnish ancestry, I wish the Finns well in their continuing independence from Russia. It’s nice to see that Linnea is back home for a visit and a starring role in your blog.

  3. I just read the December 2011 posts on Finnish Independence Day and am wondering about the T-Rex on the wood stove on December 10, 2011. He must be metal–what is his story? Linnea is a perfect model for all things Lapp! She’s beautiful.

    • That little T-Rex is a bit of welded junk metal art made in Argentina – his companion the Praying Mantis with a spark plug body is from the same little street market in Cordoba…I didn’t have room in my luggage for the awesome giant insects and dinosaurs made by the same guy!

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