Glove

Pair of beaded, edged and fringed native gloves. White fur adorns the edges of the gloves.

  • Accession Number 2021.59.53.1-2
  • Date 1910
  • Materials deer skin, smoked leather, fiber, cotton, fiber, silk, fur, rabbit
  • Measurements 33 x 20 cm
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Historical context

Métis-Anishinaabe silk thread embroidery on smoked leather developed by combining ancestral native needlework techniques with those taught in the workshops of Catholic nuns. This blending of culture and know-how has led to the emergence of a new style of embroidery among Aboriginals. These are harmonious embroideries of elements from the natural world, with organic symmetry and vivid colors. Transmission from mother to daughter has enabl...

  • Accession Number 2021.59.53.1-2
  • Date 1910
  • Materials deer skin, smoked leather, fiber, cotton, fiber, silk, fur, rabbit
  • Measurements 33 x 20 cm
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© Pointe-à-Callière Collection, donation by Jacques Lacaille,2021.059.053.1-2
Photo by Michel Pinault

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