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Sunday, February 10

LA CEINTURE L'ASSOMPTION


La Ceinture L'Assomption (or arrow sash) has a rich history of colliding cultures; it is a symbol of pride for the Métis people and a reminder of the days of the Coureur des Bois. The finger weaving technique used to make this piece was used for generations by the Eastern Woodlands people of North America who used plant fibres to make diverse articles.  Europeans introduced wool as a medium for this kind of weaving.  The sash developed as a garment worn around the waist, gaining its highest popularity in the 18th and 19th centuries.  The tradition is kept alive today; you can see a demonstration of finger weaving here.







2 comments:

  1. What wonderfully detailed images you present of this piece! Do you have any information about the age and provenance of this particular sash?

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    1. I know that the owner purchased it from the Aberfoyle antiques market about 10 years ago. I unfortunately don't have any information on the age or original maker. This is the best of its kind that I've ever seen in person! Thanks for your interest.

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