Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC)


S’ólh Téméxw, our Stó:lō world, has a wet and rainy climate. Ancient Stó:lō women perfected the art of making waterproof clothing and matting that would clothe and cover them. Our mothers and grandmothers wove us capes and hats from split redcedar roots to keep us dry as we worked, played, and traveled in the rain. These photos are examples of these carefully constructed garments. They were found along the muddy banks of the Harrison River, and then cleaned, preserved, and stored for our viewing.

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