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Cowichan wool being hung to dry

Inscription on verso of print "#2981 - Indian squaw of the Cowichan Tribe, Vancouver Island, drying white and black wool for the making of the famous Indian sweaters. Vancouver Island, B.C. Don Coltman Photo."

Cowichan wool being hung to dry

Inscription on verso of print "No. 2977 - The natural wool is carefully washed and dried before carding and spinning. No dyes are used. Wool from black sheep is interwoven with white. By retaining the natural oils in the wool the finished sweaters are practically waterproof. Don Coltman Photo."