Sámi allaskuvlla ja Norwegian Crafts ovttasbargu duodjeantologiijain

A new anthology on duodji by Sámi Allaskuvla and Norwegian Crafts

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Sámi allaskuvllas ja Norwegian Craftsas lea ovttasbargu buvttadit antologiija mas čiekŋudit duodjái, ja mii lea máŋgga gillii. Antologiija doaimmaheaba Gunvor Guttorm, duodjeprofessor ja Harald Gaski, sámekultuvrra ja girjjálašvuođa professor. Antologiija almmuha sámi lágadus Davvi Girji 2021:s.

Antologiijas leat logi vuođđoteavstta máid sámi duojárat, dáiddárat ja akademihkkárat leat čállán. Teavsttat gaskkustit sihke historjjálaš ja dáláš máhtu duojis ja sámi estetihkas, hervendáidagis, kultuvrras ja eallinvuogis. Dán čoakkáldaga teavsttat almmuhuvvojit dál vuosttaš geardde máŋgga sámegillii ja lassin vel eŋgelasgillii.

Duodji lea erenoamáš danin go dat fátmmasta olles sámi eallinvuogi. Vuođustis dat lea geavatlaš, muhto movttiidahttá maiddá árvvoštallat sámi vásáhusaid ja áddejumi viiddit teorehtalaš geahčastagas. Duodji lea seammá áigge sihke árbevirolaš ja ođasmahtti, ja ovttas juoigamiin dat ovddasta guovddáš sámi gullevašvuođa ja áibbašeami.

 – Harald Gaski

Odne lea stuorra beroštupmi duodjái, mii leat čeahppumin atnit duoji máhtuid ja dieđuid árvvus, ja oainnusin dahkat daid. Nuorran go bargagohten dujiin, ii lean nu dábálaš ahte nuorra olmmoš vállje duodjeoahpuid váldit, eaige gávdnon nu máŋga ásahusa gos sáhtii ohcat doarjaga. Dalle gárte eallilan duojárat munnje dehálaš doarjaleaddjit. Duoji áigi lea dál, nugo ovdalgege, muhto eará láhkai.

– Gunvor Guttorm

Go jorgala sámegillii sámi girječálliid teavsttaid mat leat čállojuvvon dušše davvirikkaid gielaide ja eŋgelasgillii, de mii sáhttit fállat dehálaš sámi máhtu duojis, sámi kultuvrras ja estetihkas ođđa sámegielat geavaheddjiide. Dasa lassin sáhttá eŋgelasgillii jorgaleapmi veahkehit sámi duoji olahit ođđa berošteddjiid rikkaidgaskasaš dásis.

– Hege Henriksen, direktevra Norwegian Crafts

Garraduodji by Liv Inger Somby

Sámi Allaskuvla/ Sámi University of Applied Sciences and Norwegian Crafts are collaborating on the production of a new multilingual anthology of texts that explores the width and depths of duodji*. The anthology is edited by Gunvor Guttorm, professor of duodji, and Harald Gaski, professor of Sámi culture and literature. The publication will be published by the Sámi publishing house Davvi Girji and will be launched in 2021.

The anthology compiles ten key texts from Sámi duojárat, artists and academics. The essays convey both historical and contemporary knowledge of duodji and Sámi aesthetics, ornamentation, culture and way of life. This is the first time these essential texts will be made available in several different Sámi languages, in addition to English.

The wonderful thing about duodji is how it encompasses the Sámi way of life. Duodji is founded in practicality and functionality, but it also encourages you to look at the Sámi experience in a wider theoretical perspective. Duodji is both traditional and innovative, and together with juoigan/ yoik it represents core Sámi values that provide us with a sense of cultural belonging and ethnic longing. 

– Harald Gaski

Duodji is receiving a lot of attention today, and we are becoming better at appreciating and highlighting duodji knowledge. When I was young and started studying duodji, it was an unusual path for a young person to take, and not many institutions had duodji on the curriculum. At that time the people I had around me who knew and cared about duodji were very important. The time for duodji is now, as it has also been in the past, but in a different way.

– Gunvor Guttorm

By translating texts by Sámi authors that have only existed in Nordic languages and English into Sámi languages, we can help make basic knowledge about duodji, Sámi culture and aesthetics available to new Sámi language users. In addition, the English translations will make Sámi duodji accessible to a new international audience.

– Hege Henriksen, director of Norwegian Crafts

* The Sámi concept of duodji encompasses many types of hand-crafted objects, both functional and conceptual, which can be made in homes and workshops or in small-scale industries. Duodji also means ‘creative activity’ in a very wide sense.
- Gry-Kristina Fors Spein, Duodji as a Starting Point for Artistic Practice (2019)