Minnesota Historical Society

Voyageur Sash

$ 12.95

Woven by Carl Langlois, Quebec

Available in three sizes and two colors.

In the 1700s and 1800s, both French voyageurs and Native Americans enjoyed wearing colorful sashes and garters for both practical and ceremonial occasions. The men wore them by wrapping them twice around their waists. Voyageur sashes could also be slung around the forehead to support packages being carried. In addition to their own use, voyageur sashes were also traded for pelts.

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