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Metis Style Coat w. Quillwork Designs & L'Assomption Sash by artist Chris Ravenshead #PraireEdge

Cree Métis Coat c. 1874; Red River; Hide, mother of pearl buttons, silk ribbon, porcupine quill, dyes; metis clothing

Ojibwa, Ontario, Canada, ca. 1789. Native leather, rawhide, pigment, porcupine quills, glass beads, and deer hair - a beautiful thing...

Seminole man's deerskin frock coat, ca 1830s, from the National Museum of the American Indian

Cree Métis coat 1874 Red River Hide, mother of pearl buttons, silk ribbon, porcupine quill, dyes 116 x 97 cm

Métis coat and trousers c. 1850 Hide, porcupine quill, bone, copper, silver tassels, wool. The Métis, a culture resulting from a cross between Cree and French cultures, flourished in the Red River area of Manitoba. In this work we see this fusion in the highly tailored coat and trousers with a porcupine-decorated smoked moose hide. Traditional fringes along the trouser leg are similar to those on Plains-style leggings.

Porcupine quill purse : First Nations; Mi'kmaq 1840-1860 dyed and natural porcupine quill, birchbark, spruce root and wood 22 cm x 24 cm x 17 cm Collection of the New Brunswick Museum

Cree Métis coat 1874 Red River Hide, mother of pearl buttons, silk ribbon, porcupine quill, dyes 116 x 97 cm