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Collection Tier:
Tier 3

Native American - Woodland ➔ Fingerwoven Garters

Identifier:
E1999.1.96a-b
Description:

These garters are woven from yarn with a chevron pattern of dark brown, gold, grey, and pink. They are fringe-braided for about three inches and match sash number E1995.1.246. They were created by Mae Ring around 1975. 

Garters such as these were used by Native Americans such as the Anishinabek to keep up pants and leggings as well as to attach bells below the knees of powwow dancers. They are often colorful to match a dancer's outfit.  
Date:
circa 1975
Materials:
Yarn
Dimensions:
35" h 1.5" w
Current Location Status:
Education Program
Rights:

Exhibits/Programs
Discovery Kit: Anishinabe Culture (October 25 2019)
Discovery Kits include a variety of artifacts and specimens from the Museum’s Collection that allow students to investigate global and local objects. The Collections support the Museum’s mission of inspiring curiosity and discovery around science, history, and culture. Each kit includes objects from the Museums archives, helpful resources and suggested activities. Discovery Kits are a great way for teachers to incorporate primary source and object-based learning into the classroom or as a way to prepare for or extend a Museum visit.

Virtual Discovery Kit: Anishinabe Culture (April 2020)
Learn how the Anishinabek have lived alongside the natural world through a variety of artifacts that tell the story of the first people of this place.
Maker/Donor
Mae Ring
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