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Title: Breastpiece

Date: mid 20th century

Creator: Unknown

Additional Creator Information: Nehiwyan (Cree)

Medium: smoked hide, embroidery thread, fur, silk

This very unique item is a breastpiece with silk embroidery. If I look very closely, I can see a small hole cut in the centre.

- Gerry Conaty

I don't know what that would be for. It might be buttoned onto a shirt.

- Joe Deschamps

Collection Area: Native North America

Rights Holder: Collection of Glenbow Museum

Catalogue No: AP 2396

Image No: P0017233

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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