babiche

ba·biche

 (bə-bēsh′)
n.
Strips of rawhide, sinew, or gut used for sewing, lacing, or fastening: snowshoes webbed with babiche.

[Canadian French, from Mi'kmaq ápapíj, string, thread, diminutive of ápapi, rope, fishing line, from Proto-Algonquian *aʔlapya·pya : *aʔlapy-, net + *a·py-, string.]

babiche

(bɑːˈbiːʃ)
n
(Textiles) Canadian thongs or lacings of rawhide
[C19: from Canadian French, of Algonquian origin]
References in periodicals archive ?
Il ne me manque que les raquettes en babiche pour completer le costume .
While I've tried the newer models of snowshoes, with neoprene base and a metal frame, I'll take a nice ash frame, carefully woven with babiche (rawhide) any day.
Il y avait un certain nombre de petits couteaux attaches avec de la babiche a une ceinture faite en peau de phoque>> (Oosten et Laugrand 2002: 27-28).
Pour illustrer cela, on peut remarquer que la traditionnelle raquette en babiche fait desormais place a la raquette moderne et parfois de haute technologie.
D'ailleurs une nouvelle gamme de raquettes en babiche vient d'etre creee avec du cuir synthetique qui remplace le cuir de vache, ce qui permet de renforcer la solidite de la raquette et de ne plus subir les odeurs desagreables lors du travail du cuir pour tresser la babiche, tout en conservant le << cachet traditionnel >>.
We lashed on our 56-inch chestnut Ojibwa snowshoes and it wasn't long before the babiche was clicking along nicely over the metre of snow in a marvelous stand of mature even-aged pine.
Beaded objects most commonly produced by these groups include baby carrying belts, moss bags (cradles), babiche game (hunting) bags, dog blankets, shelf valances, wall bags, drawstring tobacco pouches, and smoking caps.
While in college, she was given a babiche bag said to be over one hundred years old.
Babiche bags were important to the Dene who live in Canada's arctic Northwest Territory.
This short book has excellent photographs of historic babiche bags from the museum's permanent collection.
The book explains the process of cutting rawhide strips and gives instructions for making and decorating a babiche bag.
Enfin, remarquables sont les taillades lamelliformes de babiche qui apparaissent au bas des treize parkas (a l'exception de celui de l'homme en kayak de la scene 6) ; ces franges en bandelettes, tout en ajoutant a la decoration, peuvent rappeler les poils et laines tombant naturellement des animaux comme le boeuf musque.