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Title: Belt

Date: mid 20th century

Creator: Unknown

Additional Creator Information: Nehiwyan (Cree)

Medium: commercial leather, traditionally tanned hide, glass beads

When I look at the ends of this belt I can't figure out how were the ends fastened to each other. Who would use such a small belt?

- Gerry Conaty

This might have been a child's belt. Or maybe a hat band.

- Joe Deschamps

Notice the way that the beads are strung together. Does this look like other beadwork pieces you have seen? The beadwork was probably woven on a loom and then sewn onto a leather background.

- Gerry Conaty

Where did the designer of this belt start when they did this beadwork? At the end or the middle?

- Joe Deschamps

Collection Area: Native North America

Rights Holder: Collection of Glenbow Museum

Catalogue No: AP 2507

Image No: P0017265

Learn More:
This artifact can be used in conjunction with Nehiwayak: Traditions of the Cree People education guide from the online teacher's resource series 21st Century Learning: Links to Our Collection.


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