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Ladies Beaded Slippers - Floral-Size 8

$395.00

  • Hand Made by Mabel Logan
  • Moose Hide with Beaver Trim
  • Lined in Shearling
  • Approx. Ladies 8
  • Eggyok Hiak was born in the remote Inuvialuit community of Ikhuak (better known by its anglicized name of Sach's Harbour) on Banks Island, Northwest Territories. She grew up travelling by dog team and having all her clothes made for her each year by her mother. Banks Island is home to Polar Bears, the endangered Peary Caribou and the majority of the worlds Muskox. Officials sent to conduct the census when Eggyok Hiak was a child changed her name without consent to Mabel Logan. After graduation Mabel learned her mother's sewing techniques and crossed to Inuvik and followed the Dempster Highway down into the Yukon Territory, where she spent most of her life in Whitehorse. Mabel lives and sews today Edmonton, Alberta, since her retirement but retains strong family ties in Whitehorse. 
  • 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.