Sash

This sash looks woven, but is actually plaited using a finger-weaving technique that is widespread in the Americas, yet mostly unknown elsewhere. French settlers likely borrowed this technique from the Iroquois. Fur traders wore these sashes, together with felt hats trimmed with ostrich feathers, as they journeyed by canoe to trade with First Nations peoples.


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What role did the ceinture flechée play in the political relationship between the French, the Iroquois, the British and the Metis?

responded: Aug 1, 2013

Posted by Michelle Beauvais

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TISSAGE AUX DOIGTS: De la culture Mi'kmaq (2,500 avant le Présent) à la culture Canadienne française (1840-1885) en passant par la culture Mississippienne (800-900) nous tentons d'établir des liens à travers le tissage aux doigts. Nous nous appuyons sur des faits, période dans le temps et lieux. Nous pensons que ces échanges culturelles sont importants. FINGER WEAVING: From the Mi'kmaq Culture (2,500 BP) to the French Canadian Culture (1840-1885) through the Mississippian Culture (800-900) we are trying to establish links through finger weaving. We rely on facts, period in time and locations. We believe that these cultural exchanges are important. Nous Partageons des informations d’intérêts publics sur le tissage aux doigts au Nord Est des Amériques. We share information about finger weaving of a public interest. Nous nous appuyons sur des faits, pÉriode dans le temps et lieux. We rely on facts, period in time and locations.
 

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