Dress fringe

Dress fringe

A fringe like this would be attached to the bottom edge of the back-cape on a woman’s dress.  Tanned caribou skin was cut into slender thongs that were then intricately wrapped in alternate pairs with dyed porcupine quills to give a netted effect.

Dimension: 542 x 213 mm

Provenance: Slavey

Given by B.R. Ross, Fort Simpson, 1862

Number: National Museums of Scotland A848.13