ceinture fléchée (Arrow Sash)

About this object

History of use

The ceinture fléchée (also known as "L'Assomption sash" or "arrow sash") is a type of colorful wool sash which is a traditional piece of French-Canadian clothing of the 19th century, used by men to tie around their waists over jackets or coats. The Métis also use ceintures fléchées as part of their traditional costume.


From the Festival Du Voyageur in Winnipeg.

Physical description

Red, scarf-like woven sash with multicoloured bands of weaving running the length. Knotted tassel-like fringe along either end.