Baby Ribbon Skirt and Jean Jacket

Baby Ribbon Skirt and Jean Jacket

Pretty Windy Designs

2023

Brokenhead Ojibway Nation

On loan from Wendy Sinclair of Pretty Windy Designs

n my family, when a baby is born, we pass (give) tobacco to someone to ask in ceremony for the baby’s traditional name, colours, and clan. This will determine what ribbons to use on their ribbon skirts or ribbon shirts. 

When my daughter was born, I was given in ceremony what her traditional name and colours were. She was given green, yellow, white, and blue. Green is her base colour, which will be the main fabric for her skirts and dresses. I then made her a matching ribbon skirt and jean jacket set.

 

Canoe Model

Canoe Model

Alexander Grisdale

1960s

Brokenhead Ojibway Nation

H4-0-424

Made by Elder and storyteller Alexander Grisdale in the 1960s for sale at the Manitoba Indian & Métis Friendship Centre in Winnipeg.