Wôbanaki Women's 1800 - This woman wears a sash around her waist & garters, called “kiganibial”, tied on just under her knees. The finger woven garters help to keep the woman's leggings in place.These are wool leggings, called “medasal”. They are tied to a belt at the waist to keep them up. Leggings were worn for warmth and to protect one's legs when walking through scratchy undergrowth. These leggings have been decorated with ribbons and white glass beads, all received in trade.