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Britta Marakatt-Labba
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Britta Marakatt-Labba

Britta Marakatt-Labba (1951, Sweden) is a Swedish textile designer and artist. Her works mainly consist of textile embroidery, watercolor painting and lithographs, but she has also illustrated books and worked as a costume and set designer. Her embroidered narratives show scenes and mythologies from the Sami culture, history and daily life. The Sami people are the indigenous people who live in the polar regions in the north of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. With these works Marakatt-Labba creates politically engaged miniature worlds. Marakatt-Labba studied at Sunderby College, the Industrial Art School in Gothenburg and at the Sami College in Kautokeino. Her works have been exhibited at the Scandinavia House and Norbotten Museum. Her work is part of the collections of the Swedish Parliament, The Sami Collections in Karasjok, The Sami Parliament of Norway, The University of Tromso, SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge's Art Foundation and the Northern Norway Art Museum.