New stamps for Sami culture
Sami culture is celebrated with a four-stamp miniature sheet, shaped after the floor plan of the Sami Cultural Centre SAJOS opened in Inari in January 2012. Located by Juutuanjoki River, SAJOS is a center for the Finnish Sami administration and culture where events, congresses and meetings can be organized.
The Sami Culture sheet was illustrated by Sami artist Merja Aletta Ranttila. The layout has been produced by Markku Virtanen from Lapland. The self-adhesive stamps are shaped like mountains.
The troll-drum-patterned sheet illustrates the three daughters of the Sami Mother Doddess, a reindeer village and lean-tos.