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The Metis: Religion / Ceremonies / Art / Clothing
The Métis or L'Assomption Sash has become the most recognizable part of Métis dress; the first sashes were used as back supports for the voyageurs in their canoes. The hand-woven sashes were made of brightly coloured wool, mainly red and blue. Certain colours and patterns represented different families.