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.Vallje_studio_juni17-104_2160px_CJUTSI

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.Duodji_20jan18_20_2160px_CJUTSI

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.Vallje_studio_juni17-161_2160px_CJUTSI