Lappish handcraft is so outstanding it is in a class by itself. One proof of this is the doll factory, Arctic doll located close to the Arctic Circle, in Jaatila, Rovaniemi. The factory established in 1953 is the only one of its kind in the whole Northern Europe, and it produces dolls dressed in handmade Lappish costumes, including the traditional Sami -costumes. Everything from the dolls to their costumes are hand-made in Jaatila, little village in Lapland.
Who are they then? Well, these dolls come in many shapes and sizes. Here, at Piece of Finland you are greeted by Aslak and Satu, Antti and Eila, Matti and Mirja, Piera and Anu, Oula and Susanne as well as a traditional Peski-doll. They are all eagerly waiting to find new homes!