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Wool Dogs of the Salish

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by The Hammer, Feb 23, 2021.

  1. The Hammer

    The Hammer White Wolf - kvite ulfh
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    The Dogs That Grew Wool and the People Who Love Them | Hakai Magazine

    Here in the PNW, the Coast Salish people were known to talk about through their oral histories, the spiritual and physical importance of wool Dogs. Dogs whose fur was grown and sheared as a sheep's would be, for a steady supply in order to make yarn for weaving, a most important of traditions for many indigenous cultures. Evidence for this dogs existence has finally been gleaned from museum collections and digs in the Broken Islands group in BC, giving credence to the oral histories told.

    This reminds me of the stories in the Northern Germanic realm, of cats fur (possibly the Norwegian Forest Cat), being used to make warm gloves for the winter. And the many stories of spinning and weaving, such as the Fates, in Indo-european Mythology.
     
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    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    Except for me:( I am unfortunately very allergic to dogs. I will see a dog and want to pet it, but if there is not a sink where I can wash up right away afterwards I have to pass. I have a few stories of when my body betrayed me. Dog wool? That will be a very hard pass for me!
     
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