Protection and decoration: according to Leroi-Gourhan, these are the “two reasons that motivate man to cover himself up”. It’s a matter of protecting the body against the attacks of the environment, particularly those caused by temperature or weather conditions such as cold, heat, rain.

We can hardly count on iconography to provide a demonstration of clothing in New France in the 17th century and at the start of the 18th century. Our only source is a series of drawings produced by Claude Chauchetière, a Jesuit missionary to the Iroquois, near Montreal

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