AITTA, original food with roots in the Sami and Tornedal culture

In the film this Thursday, Per Huuva lectures about AITTA, indigenous food with roots in the Sami and Tornedal culture. The film can be seen here between 12-8pm.

AITTA, original food with roots in the Sami and Tornedal culture.

Milk Shelf from Aunesgården, Övertorneås Local History Museum. This decorated milk shelf from Aunesgården has a far-reaching history. The shelf itself, with its many moulds highlights everyday objects and practical utensils. Its displays a skilled food craft that has made use of scarce resources and gives insight to the lives that have been lived in the area around Övertorneå.

These objects in the shelf, which were once used for people’s everyday chores, demonstrate the artisanal expertise that was necessary for preserving foodstuffs before the introduction of modern conveniences we have come to take for granted. Per Huuva talks in the film about this food craft.

This film is produced by Sameslöjdstiftelsen, Sámi Duodji.