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Our silver smith Kent with his wife, Barbro, at dinner with King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia in the 
Swedish Royal Palace.

Film from the dinner

LARS PIRAK AS TO HIMSELF
 For me the traditional lapish art appears as the greatest
source of inspiration. I was born in the 30-ies, where the
lapish language and tradition were living in another manner
as in our time.
Nature always has inspired me. I was born at Tuorpons
Hamlet near the mountain lake of Karats. Higher up rises the Mountain Farforita, magic and mighty. In the large forest are Bears, lynx and wolves.
 A mountain-lake is the pearl of the landscape. I sat by the
Side of the lake many times, listening to the call of the
Black throated diver over glassy surface of water. I laid on my Back and saw the golden eagle soaring above in the blue and White skies.
 During long autumn nights I listened to legends and songs,
Which my ancestors have created in their language.
Consequently it isn’t so strange that my most well known
Products is the “salt-ptarmigan”, a little horn-sculpture, made
From the front spine of the reindeer-antler. It is inspired from
The ptarmigan and the lapish sacrifice idols.
 This horn-ptarmigan has been the soured of inspiration when a
Similar  “salt-ptarmigan” has been made in pewter.
 
Lars Pirak
Designer

Reindeer sausage
- 43 degrees in Jokkmokk
Early morning in Jokkmokk
Wilderness, Kvikkjokk
Winter in Jokkmokk
The hurricane comes across the mountain
Jokkmokk market
Summer in Jokkmokk
Midnight sun