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Huron (Wendat) Buckskin Moccasin with moosehair, silk, and sinew from the mid 1700's.
Beauty, Identity, and Pride – Native North American Footwear
The artifacts on display reflect larger issues of regional and cultural identity as well as pride in their distinctive patterns of construction and symbolism.
Hosted at The Bata Shoe Museum.
Red Runners: The new objectification of Native art and identity
Curated in 2010 by Jason Jenkins and Luke Parnell. Produced by Thunderbird the Aboriginal arts and culture brand of Miziwe Biik Development Corporation (MBDC).
The curators challenged fellow Aboriginal artists to re-imagine the most common of objects – a pair of plain white running shoes. The interpretations vary widely but their common root is the Aboriginal viewpoint.
Red Runners will be on display at The Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor St. W., from August 1 - 31, 2012.
Access to the exhibition is included in the Regular Admission price.
For more information about visiting The Bata Shoe Museum, click here.
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