My name is Fredrik Prost. I am a sami handicraftsman from Viikusjärvi a small village in the northernmost part of Sweden. I live in Kiruna where i also have my workshop.
Growing up I was surrounded by the beautiful sami handicraft and in 1995 at the age of 15 I picked up the tools of my ancestors. There are and has been many skilful handicraftsmen in my family and their beatiful handicraft has been a great source of inspiration. I learnt the craft at home and later during the course of three years I further honed my abilities at the sami education center in Jokkmokk.
Now my passion has become my livelihood. I am constantly working towards finding a perfect balance between functionality and beauty in my work. All parts of my handicraft are important and therefore I forge my own blades and for making the leather and thread I use reindeer skin and senew. The wood and antler I collect in nature and refine into beautiful traditional items.
With tradition and quality as a guide I follow the path of my ancestors and bring the sami handicraft on to coming generations.