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The Noble Sagebrush

Cordage was also used in the production of sagebrush bark clothing. When animal hides were in short supply, clothing was made using sagebrush bark woven together with cordage.

Image: Idaho Museum of Natural History

In the photograph, Mrs. Wuzzie George is using cordage to make a sagebrush bark shirt.

Look very closely in the photo below to see the cordage weaving through the sagebrush bark.



Image: Idaho Museum of Natural History


 

 

When completed the sagebrush shirt would keep the wearer warm, and protected from the sun.

 



Image: Idaho Museum of Natural History