Canoe Cup

Canoe Cup
Canoe Cup

We offer handmade Canoe Cups created to look like historically attested cups. Our crafter makes them from a variety of reclaimed wood. He scrapes out the interiors and oils them with food grade walnut oil. These cups make perfect drinking vessels for Living History Re-enactors.  Each one comes with a hole for a carrying strap or hanging hook.

Native Americans and Voyageurs used cups like these as convenient drinking vessels. With the hole in the handle, a string or piece of leather lacing allowed them to attach a cup to their belts.  They carved these cups from the burls of trees, which had a rounded shape.

These Canoe Cups are made by hand exclusively for us!  Because wood types differ, please expect variations.

Each Cup measures approx. 6.5″ x 1.75″ overall. The bowl measures approx. 4″ x 4″.

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Pottery Antique Figural Cup

Pottery Antique Figural Cup
Pottery Antique Figural Cup

Six three dimensional faces adorn the rim of this Antique Black Pottery Cup. This cup comes from South America.  The potter made it in the early 20th century.  He of she used Black clay.  Then the potter attached the molded faces to the top and incised the sides with geometric designs.  On the bottom, he or she created a 0.75″ rim so the bottom is indented. It looks like the potter applied a slip to both the outside and inside that give it a polished look.

This cup stands about 4″ tall.  The top opening measures about 3.5″ in diameter.  The bottom measurement is 2.5″ in diameter.  It remains in very good condition.

One of a Kind!

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Mug – Blue with Floral Wrap

Mug - Blue with Floral Wrap
Mug – Blue with Floral Wrap

This Mug shares the lovely Floral design featured on our Travel Mug!  Share your love of botanical design with this exclusive ceramic Mug.  The design wraps around the cup.  WanderingBull.com appears near the handle.

The Blue Floral Wrap Mug holds 11 ounces.

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Mug – Medicine Wheel Turtle

Mug - Medicine Wheel Turtle
Mug – Medicine Wheel Turtle

Everyone will love our Mug – Medicine Wheel Turtle!  It features a Turtle with the Four Directions colors on his shell.  This design appears on BOTH sides of the mug!

Native American Medicine Wheels consist of a circle divided into four colors: Red, Yellow, Black and White. The four colors represent the Four Directions.  WanderingBull.com appears near the handle of this cup. ( Note: You can see a watermark in the photo,  our name does not appear across the mug.)

Our Medicine Wheel Turtle Mug holds 11 ounces.

You can also  purchase our Medicine Wheel Turtle Mug in our Time for Tea Set!

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Porcupine Roach Instructions

porcupine roach

Making a Porcupine Roach

The  Porcupine Roach is one of the most beautiful and practical headpieces of the North American Indian. Many different men’s dance styles use porcupine roaches.  The following directions will show you how to make a long porcupine roach.   You can also use the same technique to make a shorter or a round porcupine roach.

Materials Needed:

  • Porcupine hair
  • Roach Base
  • Imitation Sinew
  • Deer Tails
  • Large Needle
  • Scissors
  • Frame for tying rows of hair
  • Glass Jar/ Cup  approx. 4″ tall x 3″ wide (to hold the Porcupine hair)
  • Roach Stick (a 2.5″ dowel 6″ longer than the finished roach – with a nail in the top to hold the roach in place)
  • Elastic style bandage for wrapping completed roach

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Plume Time to Relax Gift Set

Plume Time to Relax Gift Set
Plume Time to Relax Gift Set

Ready to leave the rush behind? Restore body and mind? Find your escape in our exclusive Plume Time to Relax Gift Set!

Enjoy a cup of natural Green Tea, a box of cone incense and our own Lavendar Goat’s Milk soap. You will also find a round incense holder, a natural wooden soap holder and a handmade cotton washcloth!

It all comes packaged in a basket, ready to give! Makes a perfect gift for a friend or to use yourself!

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Face Paint – Grease

Face Paint - Grease
Face Paint – Grease

We offer Face Paint in those essential colors for Native American Powwows, Historical Re-enactments and other events. We carry professional quality face paint in two forms:

You can purchase individual colors, or kits with all six.

The Kit includes all six Grease Paint color cups and three sponges.

Mug – Rosette Beadwork

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Mug – Rosette Beadwork

You can enjoy looking at what you love every day when you have this gorgeous Rosette Beadwork Mug!  We used a photograph of several Beaded Rosettes that Master Craftsman Andy Bullock made!  The design wraps completely around the Mug so you can see the design no matter how you hold it!  We thank Andy for permission to use his fabulous photograph!

Our Rosette Beadwork Mug holds 11 ounces.

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Mug – Red Medicine Wheel

Mug - Red Medicine Wheel
Mug – Red Medicine Wheel

A customer favorite is back!  Our beautiful Medicine Wheel Mug is a bright way to start your day! This exclusive mug features our four color Medicine Wheel design with Eagle Feather drops on both sides of the Mug! Our website name appears along the side by the handle.  The bright red on outside and clean white on inside will make this mug the one you reach for again and again!

The Medicine Wheel Mug holds 11 ounces of your favorite beverage.

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Baskets Southwestern Set of Two

Baskets Southwestern Set of Two
Baskets Southwestern Set of Two

This beautiful vintage handwoven Set of Two Southwestern Baskets is made with coils of grass, with darker strands on the rim and throughout the design. The cup holder basket fits six drinks and has a very sturdy base and handles. Each ring measures approx. 2.75″ in diameter and 2″ deep. The entire piece measures 9″ in diameter at the base.

The larger matching serving tray 14″ long and 11.5″ wide at the base. The handle is 7.5″ tall. The tray has some small breaks in the woven grass but is still in good condition.

Papago weavers, also known as Tohono O’odham made this style basket to appeal to tourists traveling in the Southwest in the early 1900s.

One of a Kind!

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Travel Mug Floral Design

Travel Mug Floral Design
Travel Mug Floral Design

Fill up for the road with our exclusive Travel Mug! Carry your favorite beverage in this 16 oz. mug with a removable lid! You will love our original white Floral Design on this Cobalt Blue mug!

The mug comes with a removable lid. Use the twist cap to open and close the drinking hole.  The outside of the mug is stainless steel. The inside is lined with BPA free plastic for added insulation.

Our Floral Design Travel Mug holds a generous 16 ounces.  We recommend Hand washing this item.

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Mug – Double Curve Purple

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Mug – Double Curve Purple

Our Mug -Double Curve Purple design is our exclusive!  Start your day with this traditional Northeastern Native American design! The Double Curve design wraps around the mug.

WanderingBull.com appears near the handle of the Double Curve Mug. ( Note: You can see a watermark in the photo,  our name does not appear across the cup.)

Our Double Curve Mug holds 11 ounces.

You can also  purchase our Mug- Double Curve in our Time for Tea Set.

 

Native Americans and Buffalo

Native Americans and Buffalo

Native Americans and Buffalo

Native Americans and Buffalo have a long history together. Buffalo, or the American Bison, has played an essential role in the survival and culture of the Native Americans who lived in the Plains region of what is now the United States, and parts of southern Canada.  Buffalo once roamed the Plains in innumerable herds until the middle of the 19th century. Incursions by white settlers and the arrival of the railroad severely depleted the number of Buffalo living on the Plains.  Native Americans use of every part of a Buffalo for food, clothing, tools, fuel and utensils. Continue reading Native Americans and Buffalo

Osha Root for protection energy and health

What is Osha Root?

 

For more than a  millennia, Osha Root has been used by Native Americans. This perennial herb is found in deep rich soil in the mountains of the US and Mexico and is known by many different names: osha root, Porter’s lovage, Porter’s licorice-root, Porter’s wild lovage, Porter’s ligusticum, bear medicine, bear root, lovage, wild lovage, Indian root, Indian parsley, wild parsley, mountain ginseng, mountain carrot, nipo, empress of the dark forest, overoot, Colorado cough root, chuchupate, chuchupati, chuchupaste, chuchupatle, guariaca, hierba del cochino or yerba de cochino, raíz del cochino, and washí (tarahumara).

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