Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Eli Motsay Quilled Apron

This is a quilled apron of which there is only a handful of originals in existence and a bit of mystery of there exact use. There are 2 quilled aprons in much the same style Alanson Skinner wrote about that are associated with war bundles. Perhaps they were used in dancing and also worn while returning home from a successful expedition whether it be a war or hunting party. This piece also incorporates design elements from 3 existing aprons. They are sometimes called kilts although apron is more appropriate. 

Copy and photo supplied by Eli Motsay.

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