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Denésoliné (Chipewyan) belt
Alberta, Canada
Hide, bird quill
150 x 5 cm

This exquisite belt is made of loom-woven dyed bird quill. Worn by both Denésoliné men and women, such belts were made by women who skillfully wove dyed and moistened quills over and under warp threads on a small loom. The warp threads of the resulting quillwork were then anchored to a hide band forming a support for the quillwork.

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