M8371.2 | Skirt

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Eastern Woodlands
Aboriginal: Mi'kmaq
1845-1855, 19th century
Wool, cotton cloth, glazed cotton, silk ribbon, velvet, metal braid, metal beads, glass beads, cotton thread
31 x 102.5 cm
Gift of Mr. David Ross McCord
© McCord Museum
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After 1600, the Mi'kmaqs were able to obtain European trade goods such as wool cloth, blankets, thread, needles and glass beads. It was not long before Mi'kmaq women had replaced their traditional skin clothing with new styles made with the new materials. They created a particular outfit reserved for special occasions; it included a wool skirt and a bolero or jacket decorated with silk ribbons and glass beads.