was used for
sewing hides together for clothing.
Large animals, such as deer, elk,and big horn sheep, were difficult
to hunt. However, when a hunt was successful, and hides were available,
sinew thread was produced to sew the hides together into clothing.
clothing, sinew thread was also used for many other items. The hides
covering a baby's cradleboard, or the heavier hides used for a shelter
covering were both sewn with sinew cordage.
shirts, moccasins, gloves, and leggings were sewn together using
It was not
necessary to only use the sinew thread on useful clothing. Clothing
items were made using sinew thread that were decorative as well.
Before beads were brought by the European fur traders, The People used
dyed porcupine quills sewn with sinew thread to decorate items of clothing.
quills were dyed, flattened, and sewn onto a piece of hide in beautiful
designs using finely made sinew thread.
As seen in the image at right, the quills were folded over the thread,
much like braiding.
made with sinew thread were used to hold objects special to a person.
These were worn with a person's clothing.