The second coin highlights traditional Métis beadwork as a cherished art form and a proud cultural expression; on this coin, the beadwork pattern tells the story of the Red River Métis. With every bead, the story unfolds: by sharing it with others, that story-and the act of its creation-lives on. Métis beadwork is a rich medium for storytelling and for intergenerational learning, and the.
Series of coins honours the artists and storytellers who play a key role in passing down traditional knowledge to new generations. Crafted from 99.99% pure silver, your coin has a limited mintage of 5,000 worldwide. The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. On your coin's reverse, the engraving is done in an elaborate style that perfectly mimics traditional Métis beading. In lieu of colour, varying relief height and frostings help create a striking contrast that sets neighbouring elements apart while adding depth to the overall design.
This is our first collaboration with Métis artist Jennine Krauchi, whose original beadwork pattern combines several traditional motifs and design elements to tell the story of the Red River Métis. Black clamshell with black beauty box. Jennine Krauchi (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse). The Métis became known for their beadwork in the 19th century, when their decorative beadwork patterns earned them the moniker the Flower Beadwork People.Inspired by what they had seen in nature and intertwined with French embroidery designs, the Métis women created their own style of beadwork. The five-petalled prairie rose is the most common Métis beading motif, while curves, stems or tendrils are typically used to connect every element within a beadwork pattern.
Another classic motif is the feathered stem (as seen on this coin), which is marked by bead accents or "mouse tracks" that run down its sides. Métis beaders are also known to intentionally include a mistake-a miscoloured or misplaced bead or "spirit bead"-in their work to protect them from vanity, since only the Creator can create something perfect.
Your coin is encapsulated and presented in a black Royal Canadian Mint-branded clamshell with a black beauty box. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Silver\Coins". The seller is "zanzi_canada" and is located in this country: CA.
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