When visiting any country, we all need to bring something back home to remind us of the great journey we had.
In Greenland, there are many things you can buy and most of it are handmade.
The hunters go out to cath musk ox, reindeer, whale, seal, polar bear etc. and all of the animals are being used! We eat the meat and guts, use the bones for making equipment or souvenir, and wearing the skin as clothing.
Here is my nephew. who caught his first reindeer when he was 10 years old. In Greenland we don´t need a hunting certification, it is up to the parents to decide when their kid is ready to shoop its first animal. When this happens there is a big celebration and everyone are invited to the party.
I took this picture outside a house in Qeqertarsuaq. It is typical when a kid in the family has caught its first animal, they will show their proudness by using the head or the horns as decoration.
The horns of reindeer and musk ox are then used to make souvenirs. These handicrafts are made by the locals and anyone are welcome to come and see them work. They sell their products at these art workshops but be aware of many of these places only take cash.