Some people adore their special scissors! Protect them with a beautifully handcrafted sheath. These pieces were crafted by Maria Kochea.
17 x 8 cm
Moose hide, stroud, beads
Acho Dene Native Crafts began operations in 1976. It operates as a Subsidiary of the Northwest Territories Business Development and Investment Corporation.
Over 40 cottage producers living in the community produce the products sold by the store. These products are made using a blend of ancestral techniques and themes with traditional and modern materials to make birch bark baskets, jewellery, moccasins, mittens, mukluks and other souvenirs.
Moosehide items are produced by local Dene people using skills handed down for generations. Decorative beadwork has been a port of the Dene heritage since the first glass beads were brought in for trade in the late 1700s. Floral patterns have generally replaced the geometric patterns of the pas, and are shared up and down the Liard and Mackenzie River.