A little bit of history comes with our beautiful Giant Nordic Tipis. Did you know that they actually as designed and developed in Europe right in the heart of Lapland in Finland. They have been tried and tested in the rigours of the harsh environment there.
Tentipi our founders of have always paid proper respect to the Sami Kata the stucture on which they are based. Authentic to the core.
Nordic Tipis are based upon the traditional principles of the Sami Kata, coupled with innovative new design, and the latest materials and construction techniques.
One of the oldest living cultures in Norway, and possibly the world is that of the Sami people, who have been surviving in the barren landscapes of Sami Land (the area commonly known as Lapland) for thousands of years, some findings suggest as long as 4,000 years. They mixed with Germanic tribes years ago, and produced the Vikings.
Festivals play a significant part of the Sami calendar, celebrations take place in their Tipis, and is particularly popular for weddings.
The festival is marked with an annual Reindeer Racing Championship, held at Kautokeino. A past-time popular especially during festivals.
The Sami are nomadic people, and in the summer months many still live in their Tipi like homes, known as Katas, which can easily be taken down and reconstructed in a different place as the people move across the country with their animals.
I love that I am able to share the history of our Tipi, its not just a Tipi it is a culture and boy do we love it.