Márjá Karlsen

Márjá Karlsen is a Sea Sámi artist and duojár. She works with traditional Sámi practices and is particularly interested in the rich language of duodji. Weaving with wool from Sápmi is her preferred material to work with. Storytelling is a central part of duodji and of Márjá's art practice. Her work is both a declaration of love to Sámi duodji, and a middle finger to the Nordic colonial states.

*Duodji is traditional Sámi handicraft and artisanry. Duodji encompasses both the act of creating something and the items that are made. Duodji is the Northern Sámi word for it. The person creating the items is called a duojár.

Photo: Rasmus Berg