Dress

Great moosehide robe.

Musée de la Civilisation (Québec)

animal; moosehide; glass bead
Height: 135cm, Width: 70cm
68-03176-000
© 1996 -Musée de la Civilisation (Québec), All Rights Reserved.


TYPE OF OBJECT: woman’s

CULTURAL CONTEXT: everyday use; celebration

DESCRIPTION: Great moosehide robe. Sleeves cover only upper arm. Fringe on arms, sides and bottom. Large beads in rows forming six distinct bands on chest and back, representing a stylized bird in flight. Beadwork on shoulders and sleeves.

GEO-CULTURAL AREA: Northern Plains

ETHNOLINGUISTIC GROUP: Algonquian

CULTURE: Blackfoot, Siksika

PROVINCE OF ORIGIN: Alberta

END OF PRODUCTION: 1880 C?

MATERIAL: animal; moosehide; glass bead

METHOD OF MANUFACTURE: traditional; cut; sewn; beaded; threaded

MOTIFS: geometric; line; rectangle; triangle; animal; bird; lazy stitch
TYPE OF OBJECT: woman’s

CULTURAL CONTEXT: everyday use; celebration

DESCRIPTION: Great moosehide robe. Sleeves cover only upper arm. Fringe on arms, sides and bottom. Large beads in rows forming six distinct bands on chest and back, representing a stylized bird in flight. Beadwork on shoulders and sleeves.

GEO-CULTURAL AREA: Northern Plains

ETHNOLINGUISTIC GROUP: Algonquian

CULTURE: Blackfoot, Siksika

PROVINCE OF ORIGIN: Alberta

END OF PRODUCTION: 1880 C?

MATERIAL: animal; moosehide; glass bead

METHOD OF MANUFACTURE: traditional; cut; sewn; beaded; threaded

MOTIFS: geometric; line; rectangle; triangle; animal; bird; lazy stitch

© 1996 -Musée de la Civilisation (Québec), All Rights Reserved.

Learning Objectives

The learner will:
  • Identify some traditional and exchange materials and manufacture methods utilized by Canadian Siksika Plains peoples
  • Identify some objects made by Canadian Siksika Plains peoples using a combination of traditional and exchange materials and their uses
  • Describe how exchange materials have influenced the objects made by Canadian Siksika Plains peoples

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