Friday, 10 September 2010
Overshot weaving and coast salish weaving
And on another thread...Yesterday I was sitting in the Songhees Big House as part of the welcoming ceremony for the new Aboriginal Interns, a Provincial initiative that I have participated in the last 3 years. Each intern was wrapped in a blanket which had me off on a tangent imaging the days past when people in the big house would have been wrapped in a Cowichan woven blanket. Which led me back to my frequent thought about "dressing like you live here." Clothing yourself with materials that are in the nature surrounding us, for me, defines what traditional clothing is and recognizing that wool is my connection to the land. As is it for many of us, aboriginal or not.