Textiles and Traditions from the Eastern Woodlands of North America is a story about the decorative traditions of Aboriginal people.
It charts the tradtions from the early nineteenth century to the present day.
The story considers how Aboriginal people have created innovative styles and patterns based on their relationships with the natural world.
And on their responses to changing social, economic and cultural circumstances.
The display features
- stunning coats decorated with porcupine quills and coloured paints
- beaded and birchbark souvenirs created for nineteenth century tourists, and
- a selection of beaded clothing and accessories made by Aboriginal people today.