Indigenous jacket from 1850s Canada shows up at Barnsley’s vintage shop
A jacket believed to be over 170 years old has turned up at a vintage shop in Barnsley.
Indigenous tribes from western Canada are believed to have made it in the 1850s, probably by someone from the Métis or Cree Nations.
The jacket made its way into Glass Onion’s vintage warehouse after traveling thousands of miles from the United States during one of the store’s regular imports.
Seasoned vintage classifiers could tell it was something special and uploaded footage of it to TikTok, where people guessed its probable background.
Glass Onion’s head of marketing, Alice Leadbetter, said the jacket “got her attention right away” when she saw it, especially because it was in such “great condition”.
“It’s a piece of history. I wish it could talk and tell the story it arrives at our Barnsley warehouse with,” she said.
“There are not many pieces that still exist in the world today.”
The Glass Onion strongly believe that the Barnsley jacket should be returned to representatives of the community that originally made it.
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https://metro.co.uk/2023/01/24/indigenous-jacket-from-1850s-canada-turns-up-in-barnsley-vintage-shop-18155590/ Indigenous jacket from 1850s Canada shows up at Barnsley's vintage shop