As we continue to think about the hide banyan (PRM 1906.83.1) and its changing, complex cross-cultural meanings and histories, we have also continued to wonder how we might learn more about this intriguing garment. At PRM, Laura Peers commissioned Charlotte Linton (a textile designer and student in the Visual, Material and Museum Anthropology course) to make an actual sewing pattern from the garment. We had made several previous attempts at this—as you can understand, making a pattern from a slightly distorted, fragile garment is difficult—but Charlotte has got it nailed (sewn?) and we are really pleased. Copies are going out to costume historians, to Metis/First Nations researcher Sherry Farrell Racette who has a long term project on historic hide coats—and we’ll see where else they travel to!