Pabineau First Nation mi’gmaq artisans has beautiful, high quality authentic aboriginal crafts hand-made by Pabineau First Nation’s local residents. All materials used are high quality leather, beads, feathers and materials. We have five artisan’s art work for sale and crafts are displayed within the community at the Pabineau Gas Bar & Smoke Shop. At the store, you find talent craftsmanship. You can find unique and variety of dream catchers, sweet grass dream catchers, beautiful beaded earrings, quill earrings, beaded necklaces, beaded hair pieces, bracelets, mini-head dresses, medicine pouches and key chains.
Dreamcatcher is a traditionally a handmade hoop, on which is woven a net or web. The dreamcatcher may also include sacred items such as certain feathers or beads. As progress in supplies have come, a dreamcatcher can be constructed from a variety of different materials.
Native American beadwork, like quill work before it, is a decorative art form. Almost as soon as seed beads were available, native women invented two techniques for using them: loom beading and applique embroidery. Since then, many other stitching techniques have been incorporated like Peyote stitches, brickstitch, square stitch and ladder stitch to name a few.
Sweet grass, a traditional medicine, is incorporated into many art pieces nowadays, like dreamcatchers. Fur, Leather and beads are popular in many different styles of the dreamcatchers as well. They can come in a variety of sizes, colors and styles.
Local artisans are: Stephanie Peter-Paul, Lisa Prisk, Elizabeth Prisk, Marie Kryszko and Rose Kryszko (plus her children).