Moose Hair Tufting started by Mrs. Boniface Lafferte, a Metis woman from Fort Simpson. She was inspired by a resident nun who used wool in a type of work called "punch work". Flower designs are tradtional. Tufting is painstaking work that require great patience and a sure, steady hand.
Gateway to Aboriginal Heritage - Moose hair embroidery
This tufted moose hair embroidery consists of a rectangle of tanned leather with the rough side facing to the outside. It is backed with unbleached cotton canvas, and decorated with floral and leaf pattern in moose hair appliqué. (Slavey) Métis, Metis, first nations, embroidery,