Beaded Moosehide Slippers-Floral Design
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- Handmade in Yukon by Karen Bien
- Commercially tanned moosehide
- Lined with shearling
- Beaver trim
- Beaded flower design
- Approx ladies size 5
- Karen Bien is of Tlingit and Tutchone ancestry, born and raised in Whitehorse. She began sewing as a young girl, learning from many gifted family members. She loves using colourful beads and traditional designs to craft artwork that includes both ancient and modern elements.
- The word moccasin originates from the Algonquin language. This word was used by settlers and has come to refer to any kind of indigenous slipper. Each First Nation have their own style of slipper that have been in constant creation for generations, generally handed down through one generation teaching the next.