The ceinture fléchée more than a belt

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Bonhomme Carnaval sports a bright ceinture fléchée like this during Winter Carnival.

At the Maison des Jésuites de Sillery there is a new exhibit on the ceinture fléchée and other uses of the craft of of finger weaving. The ceinture fléchée or arrow sash worn by Bonhomme Carnaval is a typical example.

In Quebec, men used to tie this woolen sash around their waists to prevent the cold from creeping in their jackets.