Early 19th Century hide coat from the Red River Settlement area constructed in the style of a European "frock coat."
This garment is probably made from bison hide. It is decorated with floral paintwork and flattened and dyed porcupine quills in the shoulder areas. The quilled panels were woven on a bow loom before they were attached to the coat.
A woven sash, perhaps an Assomption sash or ceinture flêchée, would have been used to keep the coat closed.
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