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Title: Ceinture Fléchée or Assumption Sash

Date: ca. 1880

Constable Metzler sometimes used this sash with his Prairie Dress for police duties around Fort Walsh, Fort Macleod, Pincher Creek and St. Mary River. Made of multi-coloured woven wool, the long sash was wrapped around the waist several times to serve as a belt. If necessary, it could also be used as a rope, a towel or to help carry a load. In the West, this type of sash was popular with the Métis people.

Collection Area: Military and Mounted Police

Rights Holder: Collection of Glenbow Museum

Catalogue No: C-4092

Image No: P0016519

Learn More:
This artifact can be used in conjunction with The North-West Mounted Police: Policing the West education guide from the online teacher's resource series 21st Century Learning: Links to Our Collection.

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