Ceinture Fleché: a Brief Walk through History
Materials fee: $10
Sashes, belts and tumplines have been in use for many years by Indigenous Peoples and Europeans. The story of the Ceinture Fleché, also known as the Assumption Sash, speaks of tradition, colonialization, of cottage industry, of the fur trade, the buffalo hunts, of political unrest, of rebellion and diaspora. It also speaks of weaving expertise, of hard work, dedication, commerce, resilience, re-emergence and pride. This presentation will mention the story of the Ceinture Fleché, Coventry sash, and the ceremonial sashes seen today. Some of the weaving processes related to the sash will be discussed. There will be materials displayed and opportunity to try some basic finger weaving techniques.