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Shaina Wambululu Earrings

Regular price$125.00
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 Made in Canada

Materials: Moose hide backing, Rondelle beads, Size 11 seed beads, White shell centers, 925 Sterling silver hooks, White bonded nylon threads
Size: 4.3 cm

Indigenous Market items are authentically hand-crafted by Indigenous artists.
Artists receive 100% of the profits of each sale.

About the Artist: Shaina Wambululu, a Plains Cree member from Muskoday First Nation, hails from Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, where her rural upbringing instilled a deep love for nature and animals. Currently residing in Saskatoon, Shaina has been practicing the art of beadwork for over two years. Inspired by her children and her passion for the outdoors, she embarked on this creative journey, aiming to pass down her craft and reverence for nature. Self-taught and supported by her mother and sister on their own beading journeys, Shaina draws inspiration from both family and the online beading community to create intricate pieces that capture the beauty of the boreal forest.

Shaina's artistic roots stem from her family's encouragement of creativity, and she has fond memories of her grandmother's hand-drawn cattle portraits. Her distant relative, Randy Fehr, also played a significant role as an artistic inspiration, even though they never met in person. Additionally, Shaina's aunt excels in crafting moccasins, mukluks, and gloves adorned with stunning beadwork. Beyond her art, Shaina cherishes spending time with her family and ensuring her children share her passion for nature through activities like fishing, hunting, camping, and hiking during visits up north to see relatives.

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Absolutely! We make our moccasins and mukluks for everyone. By purchasing from us, you are participating in cultural appreciation, not cultural appropriation. When you purchase from Manitobah, you are directly supporting Indigenous people and celebrating Indigenous culture in an authentic, meaningful way that helping us in our vision to create positive impact in Indigenous communities.

To make our brand more accessible, to support our social impact initiatives, and to allow us to compete with other global fashion brands, we produce our products in international ethical partner factories. Our factory partners that support our growing product line go through an in-depth 3rd party inspection and internal Social Compliance Audit. These high standards are continually monitored and respected. We are proud of our manufacturing policies and our ability to build capacity globally. We believe that our success as an Indigenous business has been due to our willingness to walk forward while honouring our past.

Manitobah Mukluks makes a variety of products that match Canada's diverse climates. We offer select styles of adult mukluks that are waterproof. Those styles are tagged online as waterproof and can be seen here.

Both styles of children's mukluks are waterproof. They have been treated with our AuthenTEC waterproofing system; treated hide and an internal flexible coating that is inspired by pine pitch and spruce gum. Manitobah conducts rigorous waterproof and temperature testing using a minimum 50,000 flex standard.

The rest of the adult mukluks are constructed with natural suede and leather which are not sealed and not considered waterproof. We recommend treating them with a leather/suede protector to help with water resistance and general protection. All of our MUKLUKS are insulated with sheepskin footbeds and most are constructed with untreated suede which is porous (and not considered waterproof). These natural materials need to breathe in order to be effective in extreme cold. Indigenous people have been surviving in the coldest climates for thousands of years using this very wisdom.

Protection: Use a silicone-based leather/suede protector. Do not spray fur, as it contains natural protective oils. We offer a protecting spray as part of our Care Kit here

To Clean: Leather can be cleaned using a gentle soap and soft brush. For salt, wipe down with a damp cloth. Even if they have been sprayed, salt is corrosive and can cause damage.

To Dry: Once wet, allow your footwear to dry naturally

Wear: Never pull fur when putting on or removing boot, fur sheds over time and frequent friction will cause the fur to shed much faster. Cross laces over before tightening to avoid tearing leather eyeholes

Storage: When ready to store them for the season you should clean them, allow them to dry and then pack them away in a sealed container away from heat, moisture and pets (a plastic storage tote works great.) You can also use a pool noodle or something similar in the shaft to keep them upright during storage.

Our traditional Mukluks and natural soled Moccasins are not built on a traditional foot last so there is no left or right foot. This method has been used on Indigenous footwear for thousands of years. Over time the natural materials will form to your foot and allow you to have a custom fit. Moccasins with the turtle vibram sole and all of our kids mukluks do have a left and right foot.

Our sheepskin-lined mukluks are considered one of the warmest winter boots for northern winters and are rated down to -32 degrees Celsius. Partnering with Vibram has also allowed us to design a sole that allows your foot to bend. Research indicates that flexible soles promote proper foot movement and blood circulation to your toes. This means that in cold dry weather, our mukluks will allow your feet to stay warmer than almost anything on the market.

we make a positive impact in Indigenous communities.
our impact

We provide a platform for authentic Indigenous art that encourages
pride, shapes lives and helps keep traditions alive. Indigenous art is
the foundation of our work and Indigenous artists contribute to all our
core designs.

Manitobah Mukluks is a pathfinder for Indigenous business, an ongoing
example of how Indigenous values, ethics and culture can find success in
the global market.