Mi’kmaq Ceremonial Robes
1825. Wool broadcloth, silk ribbon appliqué & white glass beads.

Originally a mass-produced European jacket, the lapels and collar of this coat were removed by a Mi’kmaq artisan and replaced with gray and red silk ribbons, embroidered with white glass beads in a traditional floral motif. This robe would only have been worn on ceremonial occasions. | NBM via Contested Terrain

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