Story of the Coast Salish Knitters (2002)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Social History, Biography, Hobbies & Games  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - Canada   |  
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Cowichan sweaters combine the ancient wool-working traditions of the Coast Salish people of southern Vancouver with knitting techniques passed on by English and Scottish settlers; yet the story of those who made them has so far remained untold. Filmmaker Christine Welsh explores the world of the women behind the sweaters, lending a voice to the Aboriginal women who have created this distinctive symbol of Canada's West Coast.

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cultural-traditions, knitting, Aborigine, unsung-heroes, women, Canada, textiles