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Foot Lining: Sheepskin Shearling
Height: 15" Tall
Materials: Cowhide Suede, Rabbit Fur
Sole: Our sole was developed by Vibram, the world's leader in sole technology, who used their 70 years of history and a rugged TC1 compound to provide a durable, low profile sole that could also serve as a canvas for an Aboriginal Story. The artwork and story on the sole was created by an aboriginal artist in WInnipeg, Canada.
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Price: $329.00 CAD
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FROM OUR PAST
Canada's First Peoples descended of marriages to Europeans, mainly French. The Métis are one of three officially recognized Aboriginal Peoples in Canada.
The Métis People wove floral art patterns into the lives of most tribes on the Northern Plains. These designs became a defining cultural symbol for us. For this reason, the Dakota Sioux and Cree called us the "Flower Beadwork People."
Métis women had always adorned tipis and clothing with geometric beadwork, but the patterns changed when Roman Catholic missions along the St. Lawrence River introduced the Métis to European folk art. By the 1830s, vibrant floral designs were found on most of our products.
Floral beadwork reached unrivaled levels of artistry throughout the Red River region during the mid-nineteenth century.
With great pride we continue to create mukluks and moccasins that reflect our unique artistic heritage.
Images and text courtesy of Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada