Finnish author T. I. Itkonen claims on his book Suomen Lappalaiset vuoteen 1945 ("The Finland Lapps to the year 1945") that it was the Finns who tought the Sámi how to made vuodtâ (Paula(t) in Finnish). Instead of tablet weaving these were made in Finnish Lapland with younger and easier to learn inkle weaving, while Finns kept using the older tablet weaving technique.
Originally Posted by Wayland
The length of vuodtâ are mentioned to be two fathoms for men, half of which is cord, and width as two fingers. The Finnish ones were identical but with different patterns and colours. The oldest ones are made of pure wool but more younger and made of cotton or cotton/wool blend.
When Finns capture a bear, they must hold a feast in the dark,
drinking the health of the bear from its skull, acting and
growling like the bear.