Cecelia Ash’s moccasins
Eabametoong sisters Cecelia Ash and Jane Slipperjack have been creating traditional crafts since they were teenagers.
“She (Ash) does all sorts of stuff, like she makes moccasins,” said her translator during the 11th Annual Aboriginal Fine Arts and Crafts Christmas Gift Show and Sale, held Dec. 4-8 at Victoriaville Centre in Thunder Bay. “Somebody gets her the sizes and she just makes them.”
The two sisters began making traditional crafts after watching their grandparents making crafts in the early 1900s.
“She does all the beadwork herself,” said the translator about the beadwork on Ash’s moccasins. “She usually gets the beads from retail stores.”
The translator said the sisters usually make a design on paper before making their beadwork for the moccasins.
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