Really need to see this up close to truly appreciate these intricate embroidered narratives created by Swedish textile designer and artist, Britta Marakatt-Labba. Her art consist mainly of textile embroidery, watercolor painting, and lithography working as a book illustrator and as a costume and set designer. On Lecture and Notes she writes this about herself:
“I am married to a reindeer herder from Saarivuoma SÃ¡mi village, and am resident in Ã–vre Soppero, Kiruna municipality. Since the end of the 70s I have been doing narrative embroidery that depicts scenes from everyday SÃ¡mi life, political reflections, stories of SÃ¡mi culture and history and SÃ¡mi mythological pictures. The magnificent natural world and the white snow of the glistening winter landscape are a constant presence. Embroidery work requires an aesthetic based on slowness. It is a journey in time and space in which every stitch breathes experiences and reflection, and creates stories.”
Images: Courtesy of Britta Marakatt-Labba.