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Canada Ontario Cloth Female Indian Woman with Leather Headband, Synthetic Braids, and Fur Covered Papoose (Extreme Close Up)

Canada Ontario Cloth Female Indian Woman with Leather Headband, Synthetic Braids, and Fur Covered Papoose (Extreme Close Up)

Female from First Nations, made with stuffed cloth and standing on a wooden base. She is wearing a soft deerskin leather dress that is decorated with feathers, fringe, and intricate paint patters. She is carrying a baby in a fur papoose on her back. She is holding a large wood staff in her left hand that has feathers at the end. Her facial feather are painted on her cloth face. Her synthetic hair is braided, and she has a leather headband. She is wearing leather boots. Tag: "Authenticity Certificate. Limited Edition Collectible #39 of 1500 worldwide Handcrafted by Fait a la main par. The Garment: The Native Indian garment was traditionally an original and personal piece of clothing. Made from elements found in wildlife and nature (deerskin, feathers, bark, fiber...), it also had a spiritual component. Indeed, its ornaments announced the wearer's tribal affiliation, exploits and even marital status. The Fringes: In addition to accentuating the arm and leg movements of dancers, fringes served a useful purpose. In winter, for instance, they helped keep the snow off garments. Made in Canada." The figure stands 16 inches (40 cm) tall.

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Galleries: Cloth, Decor, North America
Keywords: All_Deerskin_Indian, Canada, First Nation, Indian, Native American, Ontario, baby, bark, boots, braids, cloth, deerskin, feathers, female, fiber, fringe, handcrafted, handmade, lady, papoose, squaw, staff, stuffed, woman, wood, wood base
Photo Location: FCIT Photo Studio, Tampa, FL
Photographer: Dr. Ann E. Barron
Date of Photo: 05/30/2013
Device Make: Canon
Device Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure Time: 0.0769231
F Number: 20
Original Dimensions: 3744×5616
Picture Orientation: Portrait
GPS Coordinates: 28°3'40.85"N 82°24'36.26"W
Picture Number: 27634