M10570 | Leggings

Anonyme - Anonymous
Eastern Woodlands
Aboriginal: Iroquois, Mohawk
1845-1855, 19th century
Wool cloth, silk, brass beads, cotton thread
21 x 51 cm
Gift of Dr. W. D. Lighthall
© McCord Museum
Keywords:  Leggings (74)
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These leggings, from the Mohawk village of Kanehsatà:ke, near Montreal, illustrate both the complex needlework techniques of Iroquois women in the mid-19th century and the influence of European fashion. The leggings were intended to be worn with a skirt under a silk dress; they are decorated with a silk ribbon appliqué in traditional Iroquois patterns.