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: May 5, 2017

Posted by Phil Murphy

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Hi everyone Just a quick word to say that a ceinture fléchée would never, never, never be worn in the way shown by the first picture. The knot would not be tied in the plaited section (the longest section to produce, and the most vulnerable to abrasion) but in the fringe. Best regards !

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