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: Jul 13, 2012

Posted by Charlotte H

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Found a great photo of a ceinture flechee! Does anybody have any other good ones??

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