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Title: Baby Carrying Strap

Date: early 20th century

Creator: Julia McDonald

Additional Creator Information: Gwich'in, Old Crow

Medium: hide, velvet, glass beads, canvas, silk

Wide straps such as this were often used to support babies when they were being carried. Look closely at the beadwork. Can you see how the artist used clear beads to highlight the colours? This strap reflects how much children were honoured and supported.

Collection Area: Native North America

Rights Holder: Collection of Glenbow Museum

Catalogue No: AC 440

Image No: P0012198

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This artifact can be used in conjunction with Honouring Tradition: Reframing Native Art education guide from the online teacher's resource series 21st Century Learning: Links to Our Collection.


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