Fort Dauphin museum
Lake Winnipeg, Red River, or Northern Manitoba
Sun-bleached caribou hide, silk thread, fur trim
This artist’s style is extremely unique, with bold and bright floral designs. She embroidered with a satin stitch in a loose ‘puffy’ style that our researchers have never seen before. It almost looks like she un-twisted the ply of the thread as she sewed. It’s hard to imagine the skill that technique would require.
Ininiwak; Northern Manitoba
Smoked moosehide, glass seed beads, beaver/muskrat fur
Fort Dauphin Museum
The beadwork on these unusual gauntlets shows the crown of Great Britain. They also use a very unusual pieced construction on the hands, and show evidence that they were heavily worn.
They were presumably made to mark the coronation of King George V (1910), King Edward VIII (1936), or King George VI (1936).