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Soriina Davidsen works with sealskin. “It is so beautiful, and it’s different every time.” She is a designer in Sisimiut and learned her craft through courses at the municipality and the Knud Rasmussen Folk School. The skins comes from hunters around Greenland who supply to a company called Great Greenlandic.
Soriina feels the sealskin trade is misunderstood. It is part of a tradition and part of the economy. “We don’t waste.” She spends the day here in the workshop, creating clothing and drinking Monster Energy drinks. “It’s my water. I can’t work without it.” “I love what I do but it is hard for the body,” she says.
Read on to meet the man at work and see the creations.