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Vintage First Nations Deerskin Mitts


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Product Description

This beautiful pair of handmade vintage First Nations deerskin mitts with fringe and beadwork was found in the Wawa area of Northern Ontario. Lovely and warm, the suede mittens are lined with light blue flannel fabric that is hand-sewn into the deerskin and is very soft to the touch. Gorgeous native beadwork in a floral design is sewn onto each cuff, using small red, white, blue, turquoise, green and orange beads. There are no missing or loose beads. Probably intended for a male wearer, the gloves are quite large and measure 14.5 inches long and 11 inches side-to-side including fringe. The deerskin is beautifully distressed with more soiling and wear on the palms, indicating they were used for their intended purpose: keeping someone’s hands warm in the frigid Northern Ontario winters. Still in very good condition though, and display beautifully. Could even be framed and displayed as a gorgeous example of indigenous art.


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