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]
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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.
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.
U-Haul and Grand Rental Station make a good team and obviously our mutual customers agree, as you can see by our reviews," the Babiches said.