The forests of British Columbia provide raw materials for a wide variety of First Nations clothing, regalia, basketry, containers and art works. Materials introduced through the early fur trade, such as beads and fabrics, were incorporated into this rich and varied production as well. These artistic traditions continue.
Beadwork and Embroidery of the Cold Forests
Athapaskan-speaking peoples of the Cold Forests transformed trade materials such as beads and cloth into creations that were both practical and beautiful.