Ida-Maria Marakatt - Arctic Indigenous Design Archives (AIDA)

Ida-Maria Marakatt



Ida-Maria Marakatt (b. Alatalo) was born in 1983 and has her roots both in Lyngen in Norway and in Saivomuotka in the Karesuando parish, where she grew up. She lives with her family in Ađevuomi (Idivuoma). She runs the business from home, often with the kitchen table as a base. At present, her duodji mostly centers around her families' needs.

Ida-Maria Marakatt studied duodji at Sámij åhpadusguovdásj in Jåhkkåmåhkke (Jokkmokk) in the early years of the 21st century. After that, duodji has taken up a large part of her time and she mainly devotes herself to sewing and weaving. Her background in the Sea Sami community makes it a common point of departure. She has actively contributed to developing the Sea Sami tradtional costume of the Lyngen area.

Ida-Maria Marakatt has created many woven bands from different geographical areas. The majority of her woven bands are made for the Karesuando and Sea Sami areas. The customer's wishes for colors and designs in combinations with their family traditions, are the starting point for her creative process. Among her items, you will find both traditional and modern, as well as newly designed woven ribbons, with modern yarns and colors. Her work contributes both to maintaining a heritage and to developing duodji according to taste of the youth.

Ida-Maria Marakatt archive consists of her production of patterns as well as shoe and belt band samples. She has chosen not to submit materials that are linked to individual family traditions. She considered them belonging to the families. Instead she submitted examples of traditional patterns with a new touch.

The archive consists of samples of woven shoe bands and belts. The archive also consists of pattern reports on paper together with woven ribbons and notes. There is also a photo album.

- Ida-Maria has chosen not to share pictures of the bands in the internet. If you want to see her archive, you must instead turn to Ájtte, Swedish Mountain and Sami Museum. -