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PostPosted: November 12th, 2006, 1:26 am 
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It’s not only an essential traditional winter fashion accessory, but its also totally functional and authentic! With a simple reef or granny knot you can cinch your anorak to any tightness you want, based on your layers. This pic was taken at -30, and I have 3 fleece layers on and lunch around my belly (staying thawed), in a hip pack. I have a slim belly, but I need the extra room and infinite adjustment capability for winter layers and lunch. The Conovers (winter master travelers), use sashes too.

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The Manitoba Museum gift shop sells them and they do mail order. http://www.manitobamuseum.mb.ca/ms_info.html The sashes are not on their website, so if you call the gift store, you can arrange it.

Old Fort William Historical Park gift store in Thunder Bay also sells them. http://fortwilliamgifts.com/store/-p-85.html?osCsid=9f986bc80325bcc6f971f709ac6a183f

Get yours!


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PostPosted: November 12th, 2006, 7:23 am 
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HOOP_ wrote:
It’s not only an essential traditional winter fashion accessory, but its also totally functional and authentic! With a simple reef or granny knot you can cinch your anorak to any tightness you want, based on your layers. This pic was taken at -30, and I have 3 fleece layers on and lunch around my belly (staying thawed), in a hip pack. ...
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Hoop,

Look at that snow, the sunlight, the trees and...nice sash for certian.

I've been really looking into snow shoes lately and I KNOW that I would not just 'happen' across a set like those!

Great pic, glad you posted.
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The sash traditionally worn by the Voyageurs was worn to protect from hernias and to keep existing hernias "inside".

But it still looks cool HOOP

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PostPosted: November 12th, 2006, 10:52 pm 
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HOOP_ wrote:
It’s not only an essential traditional winter fashion accessory, but its also totally functional and authentic!


Looks good. Now I generally prefer to make things rather than buying them; what is the size (length x width) of these? The one on the picture looks about one hand wide and long enoght to go one time around the waist: correct?

Finger braiding I can do in my sleep, even if strucurally I would tend to prefer tablet weaving as stronger (the Finnish army at one time made reins this way; as opposed to leather they did not go stiff in extreme cold).

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PostPosted: November 13th, 2006, 6:42 am 
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Available ($20.00) at:
http://www.metisresourcecentre.mb.ca/cg ... ath_a.html

Some history and interesting videos
http://www.metisnation.org/culture/cult ... /sash.html

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Ah yes the fleche!! I've worn mine before along with my fingerwoven toque when canoeing. Generally as part of a gathering we do in early December that involves eccentric attire, along with far too much heavily bodied micro-brew, and some pretty interesting food.

I've never needed the fleche for more than it's decorative abilities... no heria here!!

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Well HOOP what a great picture. The sky is so blue...it looks wonderful up there. I can't wait for crisp clear snow...

You remind me of a picture I have hanging in my livingroom - A Hunter making his way through the bush with freshly caught game...by Paul Calle

Thanks for posting this

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