Moose-hide items are produced by local Dene people using skills handed down for countless generations. Home-tanned moose-hide emits a smoky aroma.
Decorative beadwork had been a part of the Dene heritage since the first glass bead were brought in for trade in the late 1700s.
A row of beads is threaded on one strand, which is sewn tightly to the backing with a second needle. Floral patterns have generally replaced the geometric patterns of the past, and are shared up and down the Liard and Mackenzie Rivers.
Moccasins, gloves, mitts, baby belts, hair ornaments and garments of all sorts are decorated with beadwork. Each item represents hours of hand work.
- Dimensions: 3.75"L x 4.5" W
- Made in Canada
- Felt liner