2018 01 23
My name is Christine Utsi Pittja, I´m 34 years old
and live in the countryside, in northern Sweden, Sápmi.
I work with duodji, sámi handicraft with my own business.
Mostly I make bags from reindeer leather under the name Nomade.
My work are always handmade, made by vegetable tanned reindeer leather, of high quality. The bags all have beautiful details, sometimes pewter embroydery, or silver.
The roots are traditional Sámi handicraft, but a lot of my inpiration comes from contemporary trends and fashion.
Soon the wintermarket in Jokkmokk is coming up, the first week in februari.
During the market week you can see my work at the Àjtte museum in the exhibition Modern classics, and in the pop up store Tjoakke at Àja.