"Northern hemispheres nomad cultures
inspire me - wolfskin, silks, elkteeth etc. Costumes beautiful as
wall decorations or for personal rituals."
The north of Sweden is part of a belt of
northern nomadic cultures, that spread over the whole of the northern
hemisphere. Here in Ångermanland nature is still all embracing
and it is easy to relate to our insignifigant size in relation to
These costumes are based loosely on the Siberian, Mongolian and
Lappish clothing culture. I use mostly recycled materials, very
little man made fibres and plastics. Some
materials are dyed with vegetable dyes. The decoration comes from
the northern regions ptarmigan claws, elk teeth, caiper, caillie
feathers etc. The costumes are cross cultural. Just as our ancestors
treasured small relies of strange cultures, so do these clothes
reflect the diersity of the northern nomadic heritage.
The longer I live here, the more I appreciate the power and magic
that our ancestors posessed. They lived with nature, not against
it. I see these costumes as a way of payfng homage to those who
have inhabited this planet and respected it. Those who still I hope
can teach us to live carefully on this earth.
0ur childrens inheritance.