Garter; Indigenous Peoples, North America card

Garter; Indigenous Peoples, North America

58.83.14.5.1

On display

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Leather garter decorated with quillwork wrapped around birch bark with beadwork at edges. At one end panel of rolled quillwork. 21 brass or copper cones attached containing hair. One of a pair, possibly associated with shamanic ritual. Quillwork is a form of textile embellishment traditionally practiced by Indigenous peoples of North America utilising the quills of porcupines, and occasionally bird feathers.