Height: 12" Tall
Materials: Grain Leather
Sole: Tipi Vibram
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Manitobah Mukluks is dedicated to sharing success and our platform with Indigenous artists and creators. We designed this limited edition Belcourt Mukluk in collaboration with Christi Belcourt...there are only 150 pairs available!
About the Artist:
Christi Belcourt is a Michif (Métis) visual artist with a deep respect for Mother Earth, the traditions and the knowledge of her people. In addition to her paintings she is also known as a community-based artist, environmentalist and advocate for the lands, waters and Indigenous peoples. She is currently a lead organizer for the Onaman Collective which focuses on resurgence of language and land-based practices. She was named the Aboriginal Arts Laureate by the Ontario Arts Council in 2015. In 2016 she won a Governor General's Innovation Award and was named the winner of the 2016 Premier's Awards in the Arts. Christi's work is found within the permanent collections many world-renowned galleries.
About the Art:
“Floral beaded mukluks on smoked tanned hide are traditional winter footwear for Métis people and other Indigenous Peoples as well. In our tradition, we often adorn our mukluks with floral beadwork and animal fur running up along the sides of the mukluks. This design is a modern take on the features we are familiar with. The thick band or stripe running up the sides is a reference to our traditional mukluks, where the seam would be between fur and the front beaded hide panel on the shin. In all my work, the floral imagery is a reference to our own connection to Mother Earth. May we all walk softly on Mother Earth and endeavour to make the radical changes needed so that the future generations of all species can have a clean earth to be born into.” - Christi Belcourt
Care instructions: Our artist collaborations are printed on painted, delicate, white leather. They are not waterproof and should not be worn in muddy slush. Please spray them carefully with high-quality, new, silicon-based spray. Wear and tear can be covered with white shoe polish.