Ratnu Sapmi woolen blanket
Past and future. Ratnu means woolen blanket, and its design takes as a starting point the concept of ‘past-future’, inspired by a 1400-year-old tradition of patterned woven blanket-making known as ‘greneveving’. The ancient reindeer-herders used to throw these patterned blankets, made by coast-dwelling Samis, over their yurt frames as shelter, or slept under them for warmth.
‘I am interested in history,’ says Ellinor. ‘The partnership between the coast and the plain. How I can pass on this history. Coast-dwelling Samis wove these blankets because they had wool available, and the reindeer-herders traded blankets for reindeer meat. It was a mutually dependent relationship’.
Size: 135 x 200 cm
Colours: Grey on one side, white on the reverse, with coloured border in blue, red, and green on both sides.
Weight: 1.6 kg
Material: Norwegian lambswool
Washing instructions: Wool wash 30˙, otherwise good airing and light shaking with dry snow is usually enough to keep the blanket clean.