Vashti Etzel
Ladies 8 Floral Moccasins

Regular price $380.00 1 review

 Made in Canada

Materials: Moose Hide / Elk Split Hide, Rabbit Fur
Foot Lining:
 Sherpa Lining
Sole: Moosehide (soft sole)
Size: Ladies 8

About the Artist: Vashti Etzel is a Shutuh Dene (Mountain Slavey) / Kaska Dene from Tułidłini (Ross River), Yukon Territory. She grew up in the small northern community, a community which has many hidden talented individuals. Vashti's inspiration came from her late grandmother Eva Etzel who was a master of beadwork, embroidery, and traditional crafts. Vashti is a self taught artist who picked up the talent naturally. However, her journey into traditional arts began when she made her son his first pair of wrap-around moccasins.

Vashti grew up on the land hunting and harvesting with her family in Ross River, and enjoys spending time on her home lands. She grew up listening to many stories told by her grandfather, mother, uncles and aunties about the bush life, the values and skills they were taught. Vashti believes that being on the land and practicing traditional skills are a necessity in keeping yourself grounded with your roots. She is planning to learn how to tan hides and to make a variety of traditional garments. Vashti's most recent traditional work can be seen on her Facebook page "Golden Eye Designs" which she designed to show case her work. 


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Colette v.
Amazing service for a fantastic pair of moccasins

Excellent service with super quick delivery. Absolutely beautiful moccasins. Vashti Etzel is such an amazing artist and one to watch. Her beadwork is spectacular and choice of beads make this pair quite unique. Highly recommend any works that Vashti creates. Thank you Manitobah Mukluks for creating this campaign as Storyboots is a great way to get a one of a kind piece of art while supporting the artist directly. Highly recommend you will not be disappointed. Thank you Vashti as I absolutely LOVE my new Floral Moccasins.

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