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Moccasin Wraps

Currency:CAD Category:First Nations Art / British Columbia Start Price:200.00 CAD Estimated At:0.00 - 0.00 CAD
Moccasin Wraps
SOLD
325.00CADto Broomer+ (16.25) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2021 Feb 06 @ 20:00UTC-7 : PDT/MST
Donated by: Doig River First Nation
Email: reception@doigriverfn.com
Website www.doigriverfn.org

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Description: Set of made to order moccasin
wraps.

Decorative beading and traditional crafting techniques to
make clothing and footwear are an art form reflecting
discipline, focus, love and creativity of Tsaa Dane women
(Beaver person). The hours put into creating these pieces
are numerous; from harvesting the animal, to butchering
and skinning the animal, to the many steps involved in
making the hide, and the time required to do
sewing/beading.
Through their craft, Tsaa Dane women were able to
support their families by trading footwear for store
bought supplies. Historically, limited footwear could be
found, and moccasins filled general stores. Women are
responsible for keeping the feet of our earliest settler
families in the region warm and dry. Today, they are still
making a livelihood by selling their creations.
Traditional beaded art works and clothing are a symbol of
resiliency, a true reflection of beauty, cultural heritage and
pride.