|Type:||For Personal Adornment|
|Local Name:||ceinture flechée|
|Place Made:||North America: Canada, Central Canada, Ontario, Ottawa Valley|
|Period:||Early to mid 19th century|
|Date:||1815 - 1850|
|Dimensions:||L 196 cm x W 19 cm|
|Credit:||Gift of Gerald Budner|
Although this sash appears woven, it is actually plaited using a finger-weaving technique that is widespread in the Americas, but unknown anywhere else in the world except Scandinavia. French settlers likely borrowed this technique from the Iroquois. Fur traders wore these sashes together with felt hats trimmed with ostrich feathers as they journeyed by canoe from Montreal to trade with the Iroquois and other First Nations people.