The little lynx by the Barents Sea

Bluč the lynx kitten
Tana Sámi Language Centre
Maskotten Bluč
handpuppet rodpuppet
Height: 80 cm
Production year

A Sámi language centre that needed a mascot dedicated to make language training for children fun and enjoyable commissioned Bluč in 2018. They wanted a puppet suitable for both indoor and outdoor activities, performances and classroom based language lessons. We chose extra durable materials to meet these criteria.

Bluč is a Sámi word describing the sound of a stone falling into water. We designed Bluč’s front paw in a way that enables it to throw stones into water (with a little help from a puppeteer) and Bluč’s back paws actually enables it to make real lynx paw prints in the snow!