Peary MacMillan Arctic Museum
Dressing It Up: Beadwork in Northern Communities
April 28, 2015 - June 19, 2016
Arctic Museum main galleries
Beaded moccasin vamps, Innu, Labrador, ca. 1940. Felt, beads. Gift of Miriam Look MacMillan. Photo by Alan LaVallee.

Women across the north have used colorful glass beads to embellish clothing and accessories since traders and explorers first introduced these iconic trade goods. From Alaska to Greenland, women have adorned moccasins, clothing, jewelry, bags, dolls, and even sculptures with beads.  This exhibit highlights the beauty and diversity of historic and contemporary beadwork.

Funded by the Russell and Janet Doubleday Endowment.