Sami shaman drum. Photo: Merja Waters. Before Christianity became widespread among the Sámi, drums were used by shamans to reach a state of ecstasy through which he could interact with the spirit world, and as an instrument of divination. Perhaps because little is known about Sámi shamanism, the drums have become a particular focus of research.

Sami shaman drum. Photo: Merja Waters. Before Christianity became widespread among the Sámi, drums were used by shamans to reach a state of ecstasy through which he could interact with the spirit world, and as an instrument of divination. Perhaps because little is known about Sámi shamanism, the drums have become a particular focus of research.

Swedish Sami Drum Museum Berlin | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

The drum depicted and exhibited at Museum Europäischer Kulturen, Berlin, in Germany is a replica of a real Sami drum or runebomme.

Sami bride | The Sami people, one of the largest indigenous groups in Europe, lives in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. Their traditional languages are the Sami languages, which are members of the Finno-Lappic group of the Uralic language family. | © samisknettverk:

The Sami people, one of the largest indigenous groups in Europe, lives in Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia.

Shaman:  An approximately 800 years old Saami Shaman hammer found at Nordset, Rendalen, in Southern Norway, and exhibited at the Historical Museum in Oslo.

Shaman: Saami Shaman hammer found at Nordset, Rendalen, in Southern Norway, and exhibited at the Historical Museum in Oslo / c 1200 CE

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Yaroslav Gerzhedovich, Shaman Mask, ink on paper, 16 x 12 cm, 2011 Source: iheartmyart artdrawing

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