Eastern Woodlands Moccasin Kit

Eastern Woodland Moccasin Kit

Native American Style Pucker Toe Deerskin Moccasins Kit

The Wandering Bull created the Eastern Woodlands Moccasin Kit for our customers to make their own Eastern Woodlands Pucker Toe Moccasins.  Follow the easy instructions to make a wearable pair of Deerskin moccasins.  Add your own decorative touches for a truly unique pair of moccasins.

Our Moccasin Kit includes Top Grain Deerskin Leather, Deerskin Leather Lacing and illustrated instructions.  The enclosed materials are based on Men’s sizing (US).  You create a pattern based on your own foot. Order a size that would be larger than your shoe size to ensure that you have enough material.

You will also need paper to make a foot tracing, a pen or pencil, an awl and scissors that will cut leather.

The Eastern Woodlands Moccasin Kit does not include beads or beadwork. You will find Beads, Real and Imitation Sinew, and Porcupine Quills at The Wandering Bull, LLC to decorate your moccasins.

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The Eastern Woodlands Moccasin Kit comes in 2 sizes:

  • Up to Men’s Size 8
  • Men’s Sizes 8-12

We can also make a pair for you, based on your measurements. Shop for Adult Center Seam Woodlands Moccasins!

Moccasins Crow Style Mens

Moccasins Crow Style Mens

Men’s Fully Beaded Crow Style Moccasins

These Moccasins Crow Style Mens feature fully beaded vamps. The crafter made them with soft Deerskin Leather. Then the crafter used White, Green, Transparent Dark Green, White Center Red, and Turquoise Seed Beads to create the geometric designs.  The beadwork covers the vamps and goes around the sides of the moccasins to the heels.   He or she added Strap Leather to the bottom for soles.  Deerskin Leather Lacing serve as ties.

We got these men’s moccasins from a collection. A previous owner wore them.  You will see signs of wear and some soiling on the leather.  The beaded designs show places where it has loosened, but no bead loss. On the inside of one of the moccasins you will find printed writing in German.

You will find the moccasins well constructed and in wearable condition.  If you are looking for a pair of wide Moccasins, try these on for size!  Don’t miss these fully beaded mocs for your next powwow.  One of a Kind!

These Moccasins Crow Style Mens measure about 11.5 inches long x 4.25 inches wide at the widest point.  They stand about 3 inches tall at the cuff.  One of a Kind!

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Moccasins – Antique Spot Beaded – 30% Off!

Moccasins - Antique Spot Beaded

Moccasins – Antique Spot Beaded

These Antique Moccasins feature a spot beaded design.  We believe the come from around 1920. The crafter used Braintanned Deerhide and stitched them together with cotton thread. He or she used Periwinkle Blue, Orange and Clear Red Seed Beads for the design. Rawhide soles cover the bottom.

A previous owner wore these moccasins, but they remain in collectible condition. You can see minor bead loss. You will also notice a couple places where the sole has separated from the upper and one spot where someone repaired a hole in the leather.

The lacing around the opening remains, but it is unlaced on the side of one of the moccasins.  The top flaps remain attached to the moccasins.

These moccasins measure nearly 10″ long x 3.25″ wide. They stand 3″ high at the cuff.

Add these antique moccasins to your moccasin or beadwork collection!

One of a Kind!

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Moccasins Child Moosehide Pucker Toe – 30% Off!

Moccasins Child Moosehide Pucker Toe

Moccasins Child Moosehide Pucker Toe

Add these vintage Moccasins Child Moosehide Pucker Toe to your collection or share them with a favorite child!  The crafter made these Moccasins from Moosehide.  Above the puckered toe, he or she added a Red Wool Vamp.  A fur cuff appears round the Moccasin opening.  Some of this fur has fallen out. The crafter lined the inside of the Moccasins with light blue flannel.   On the Wool Vamp, the crafter created a design with Pony Trader Blue Pony Beads and White Seed Beads.

The Moccasins measure 6″ long x 2″ wide.  We do not think these Moccasins have been worn.  They could be worn as they are in very good condition for their age.  Or make them a bright addition to your Moccasin collection!

One of a Kind!

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Adult Center Seam Woodlands Moccasin – OUR OWN!

Adult Center Seam Woodlands Moccasin

Adult Center Seam Woodlands Moccasin

You will love our handmade softsole Center Seam Moccasins. We make them with buttery soft Gold Top Grain Deerskin Leather. You can wear them as they are or decorate them with your own beading, ribbon or quillwork.  These moccasins are custom made to order.

Please send us the length of your foot, the circumference of your foot at the instep and a foot tracing. You will need to mail this to us to ensure we have the correct size for the foot tracing.  If you wear insoles, you may trace around the insole to make sure the Moccasins are wide enough.

  • Our mailing address:
  • The Wandering Bull, LLC
  • PO Box 496
  • Washington, NH 03280

Call us (800-430-2855) if you have any questions. Please allow 4 weeks for delivery.

You can also order our Eastern Woodlands Moccasin Kit and follow the instructions to make your own pair of moccasins!

Moccasins Child’s Iroquois Style

Moccasins Child's Iroquois Style

Antique Iroquois Style Child’s Beaded Deerskin Moccasins

Add these antique Moccasins Child’s Iroquois Style to your collection. The crafter made these moccasins with tobacco colored Deerskin Leather. He or she added black fabric cuffs with a red ribbon to the top.  Then the crafter created the classic Iroquois raised beadwork botanical design to the vamps.  He or she used Clear, Transparent Green, Transparent Amber and Transparent Red Seed Beads to create the design.  A couple of Brass Sequins accentuate it.  Rows of White Seed Beads edge the vamp.   The crafter also added two rows of White Seed Beads to the edge of the fabric cuff.   Beige colored fabric lines the inside of the back part of the moccasins.

We got these Moccasins Child’s Iroquois Style from a collection.  They do not show much wear, but you will see tears in the fabric of the cuffs and the inner lining.  The beadwork remains intact.  We are selling these as collectible only.  One of a Kind!

This style of moccasins were made by using one piece of  Deerskin leather for the bottom and then adding the vamp and cuff. Later as the bottom became worn, the vamp and cuff could be removed and attached to a new piece of leather.

These moccasins measure about 5.5 inches long x 2.5 inches wide at the middle with a smaller pointed toe. One of a kind!

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Moccasins Antique Child’s Iroquois Style

Moccasins Antique Child's Iroquois Style

Antique Iroquois Style Child’s Beaded Deerskin Moccasins

Add these Moccasins Antique Child’s Iroquois Style to your collection. The crafter made these moccasins with brown Deerskin Leather. He or she added black velveteen cuffs with a red ribbon trim to the top.  Then the crafter created the classic Iroquois raised beadwork design to the vamps.  He or she used Clear, Transparent Green,  and Transparent Red Seed Beads to create the design.  A couple of gray Basket Beads accentuate it.  Rows of White Seed Beads and Pony Beads edge the vamp.   The crafter also added two rows of White Seed Beads to the edge of the fabric cuff.   Beige colored fabric lines the inside of the back part of the moccasins.

We got these Moccasins Child’s Iroquois Style from a collection.  They have tears in the fabric of the cuffs and the inner lining.  You will see that the fabric on the vamp has deteriorated and there is noticable soiling. The beadwork remains intact.  We are selling these as collectible only.  One of a Kind!

This style of moccasins were made by using one piece of  Deerskin leather for the bottom and then adding the vamp and cuff. Later as the bottom became worn, the vamp and cuff could be removed and attached to a new piece of leather.

These moccasins measure about 5 inches long x about 2.5 inches wide at the middle with a smaller pointed toe. One of a kind!

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Moccasins Child Moosehide

Moccasins Child Moosehide

Child’s Soft Sole Beaded Moosehide Moccasins

These Moccasins Child Moosehide feature fully beaded vamps. The crafter made them with heavy Moosehide Leather.  On the  vamp, the crafter beaded a colorful geometric design with Red, Light Blue, Transparent Navy Blue and Green Seed Beads along with cut Seed Beads in Yellow and Orange.  Then the crafter extended the design around the bottoms of the moccasins.  Moosehide Leather Lacings serve as ties. These moccasins do not have a lining and have soft soles.

These moccasins came from a collection. A previous owner wore them. They show minimal wear and the beadwork is intact.  Someone wrote R and L on the soles.  They are in very good, wearable condition.  Add them to your collection or share them with a favorite child.  One of a Kind!

These Moccasins Child Moosehide measure about 6.25 inches long x  about 2.25 inches wide at the widest point.  They stand about 2.5 inches tall at the cuff.  One of a Kind!

These Moccasins Child Moosehide measure about 6.25 inches long x  about 2.25 inches wide at the widest point.  They stand about 2.5 inches tall at the cuff.  One of a Kind!

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Moccasins Moosehide Cree Style

Moccasins Moosehide Cree Style

Cree Style Braintanned Moosehide Moccasins

These Moccasins Moosehide Cree Style feature a bright geometric design on the vamps. The crafter made them with heavy braintanned Moose hide Leather in a classic Cree Native American style. On the vamp, the crafter beaded a geometric design with Transparent Blue, Turquoise and Transparent Red Seed Beads.  Then the crafter created a fringed cuff with Moosehide leather lacing for ties. He or she attached Rawhide soles to the bottom.  These moccasins do not have a lining.  One of a Kind!

This pair of moccasins came from a collection. They show wear especially on the soles.  The beadwork is intact. You will see marks on the leather where insects have caused some damage.  They are in wearable condition. These Moccasins Moosehide Cree Style measure about 11.25 inches long x  about 4 inches wide at the widest point.  They stand about 3 inches tall at the cuff.  One of a Kind!

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Moccasins Northern Plains Style Women’s

Moccasins Northern Plains Women

Women’s Northern Plains Style Moccasins

These Moccasins Northern Plains Style Women’s are ready to wear!  The crafter made them with Braintanned Deerskin Leather.  She sewed them together with sinew.  For the soles, she used Bison hide.  She used lazy stitch to create a simple beaded design on the vamps and around the bottom of the moccasins.  The design features White, Light Blue and Yellow Seed Beads.   These moccasins come with stand up cuffs and Braintanned Deerskin Leather Lacing ties.

These women’s moccasins measure 9.5 inches long and 3.5 inches wide on the sole.  They stand about 3.5 inches high.  The crafter says they are a women’s size 7.5.  They are new and ready to wear! One of a Kind!

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Read the Denver Art Museum Leaflet North American Plains Indians Hide Dressing and Bead Sewing Techniques

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Moccasins Antique Ribbonwork

Moccasins Antique Ribbonwork

Braintanned Antique Moccasins with Ribbonwork

These Moccasins Antique Ribbonwork feature both beadwork and ribbonwork.  The crafter made them with light colored Braintanned Deerskin Leather.  The crafter used White, White Center Red, Silver lined Clear, Pink Lined Clear, Greasy Yellow and Transparent Green Seed Beads for the design on the vamps.  Originally the side flaps featured multi colored ribbonwork in Red, Gold and Green.   Most of the ribbons have deteriorated.  The crafter added Edge Beading with White Seed Beads around the flaps.  The moccasins have soft soles.  One of a Kind!

These Moccasins Antique Ribbonwork measure about 11 inches long x 4.5 inches at the widest point.  They stand about 4 inches tall.  We got these moccasins from a collection. The beadwork remains intact with lots of sparkle. They do not show much sign of wear, though the ribbonwork has mostly worn away, as mentioned.  They will make a unique addition to your collection!  One of a Kind!

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Deertan Leather Moccasin Kit

Deertan Leather Moccasin Kit

Beginner Moccasin Kit Deertan Leather

Deertan Leather Moccasin Kit features Deertan cowhide, which is very durable but soft like Deerhide. The Deertan Leather Moccasin Kit includes cut and pre-punched leather pieces. So you can lace them together with the included lacing! They come with cushioned insoles that are already attached, too!

These moccasin kits come in sizes estimated for Women.  The Extra Small size is about 8″ Long.  Therefore, Children’s sizes should be the same. For Men’s sizes, select 1-2 sizes larger.

  • Extra Small (4-5)
  • Small (6-7)
  • Medium (8-9)
  • Large (10-11)
  • X Large (12-13)

If you would like a more authentic type of moccasin, try our own Plume Eastern Woodland Moccasin Kit.  That kit includes Deerskin Leather and instructions to make a pair of moccasins that fit your measurements.

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Moccasins Plains Style Child

Moccasins Plains Style Child

Moccasins Plains Style Child

These fully beaded brain tanned Plains Style Child Moccasins have Rawhide Soles. The crafter used 10/0 seed beads in a rainbow of colors including white, turquoise, orange, yellow, greasy yellow, cobalt blue, and dark red to make the the geometric design. The moccasins and laces are made of smoke deerskin leather. There is some bead loss on the back by both heals and a few white beads on the top of one moccasin.

These moccasins measure 9 inches long from heal to toe. The widest part of the hard sole measures 3 inches and the heal measures 2 inches.

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Moccasins – Antique Prairie Style

Antique Prairie Style Moccasins

Antique Prairie Style Moccasins

These Antique Prairie Style Moccasins feature colorful floral designs using unusual bead colors. Besides Cheyenne Pink and Arapaho Green, the artist used Turquoise, Clear Yellow and Clear Purple beads.  The artist created these moccasins from Braintanned Deerskin leather and sewed them together with real sinew.  They have soft soles. He or she did the beadwork with cotton thread.

We believe these moccasins come from around the turn of the 20th century. A previous owner wore them. You will see minimal bead loss and some water staining on the leather. They remain in very good condition for their age.

These moccasins measures 9″ long x 3.5″ wide.  They stand 3″ high to the top of the cuff.

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Moccasins Antique Morning Star

Moccasins Antique Morning Star

Moccasins Antique Morning Star

These Striped Morning Star Antique Moccasins are made with brain tanned Deerskin Leather.  The crafter used White, Black and Transparent Red seed beads in the design on the vamps and heal. The moccasins have Rawhide soles.

These Moccasins measure about 10.75″ long x 3.75″ at the widest point.  They stand about 3″ tall.  A previous owner wore these Moccasins. You will see signs of wear on them however they remain in good wearable condition.

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Moccasins Antique Morning Star-

Moccasins Antique Morning Star Checkerboard

Moccasins Antique Morning Star

These Moccasins Antique Morning Star are made with brain tanned Deerskin Leather.  The crafter used White, Green and Transparent Red seed beads in the design on the vamps and heal. The moccasins have Rawhide soles.

These Moccasins measure about 9.5″ long x 3.75″ at the widest point.  They stand about 3″ tall.  A previous owner wore these Moccasins. You will see signs of wear on them however they remain in good wearable condition.

One of a Kind!

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Moccasins Iroquois Style Youth

Moccasins Iroquois Style Youth

Moccasins Iroquois Style Youth

Add these antique Iroquois Style Youth Moccasins to your collection, made early 1900’s to 1920s. The crafter made these moccasins with deer skin leather. He or she added black felt cuffs lined with white and black beads. Then they added blue cotton fabric with a beaded toe vamp.  They used white, yellow, navy, clear, pink and transparent pink in the design. This style of moccasins were made by using one piece of leather for the bottom and then adding the vamp and cuff. Later as the bottom became worn, the vamp and cuff could be removed and attached to a new piece of leather.

These moccasins measure 6″ long x 2″ wide at the middle with a smaller pointed toe. One of a kind!

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Moccasins Iroquois Style Infant

Moccasins Iroquois Style Infant

Beaded Iroquois Style Infant Moccasins

Add these antique  Iroquois Style Infant Moccasins to your collection. The crafter made these moccasins with deer skin leather. He or she added black felt cuffs lined with white and green beads. Then they added red cotton fabric with a beaded toe vamp. The red cotton fabric has been damaged and only shows in a few places on the pair. They used white, green, transparent  green, blue, transparent  blue, clear, and gray seed beads in the design. This style of moccasins were made by using one piece of leather for the bottom and then adding the vamp and cuff. Later as the bottom became worn, the vamp and cuff could be removed and attached to a new piece of leather.

These moccasins measure 3.5″ long x 1″ wide at the middle with a smaller pointed toe. One of a kind!

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Moccasins Iroquois Style Infant Beaded

Moccasins Iroquois Style Infant Beaded

Iroquois Style Moccasins with Beaded Cuffs and Vamp

Add these antique Beaded Iroquois Style Infant Moccasins to your collection. The crafter made these moccasins with deer skin leather. He or she added black felt cuffs lined with white and blue beads. Then they added pink cotton fabric with a beaded toe vamp. The pink cotton fabric has some fading but is in overall good condition. They used white, transparent  green, blue, transparent  amber, clear, and mustard seed beads along with gray basket beads in the design. This style of moccasins were made by using one piece of leather for the bottom and then adding the vamp and cuff. Later as the bottom became worn, the vamp and cuff could be removed and attached to a new piece of leather.

These moccasins measure 4.5″ long x 1.5″ wide at the middle with a smaller pointed toe. One of a kind!

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Moccasins Antique Lakota Style

Moccasins Antique Lakota Style

Moccasins Antique Lakota Style

These Antique Lakota Style Moccasins will make a superb addition to your collection!  Made around 1890,  the crafter used Braintanned Deerskin Leather to make these men’s Moccasins with real sinew.  He or she used White, White Center Red, Greasy Yellow, Cobalt Blue and Transparent Green Seed Beads to create the lazy stitch design. They are fully beaded including the cuffs and tongue flap.  They have hard soles made from Bison rawhide. One Moccasin still has the antiqued Tin Cones attached to the tongue flap.  Both retain parts of the ties.   They measure 11.5″ long  x 4″ wide.  They stand 2.5″ tall.

These Moccasins have been worn by the original owner.  You will see Bead loss , some of which is due to Bead breakage because the Beads are so old.  They are in very good condition for their age.

One of a Kind!

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Moccasins – Antique Infant Center Seam – 50% Off!

Moccasins - Antique Infant Center Seam

Moccasins – Antique Infant Center Seam

These sweet little handmade vamp style moccasins are looking for a home in your collection!  The crafter made them with Braintanned Deerskin Leather with a wool cuff.  He or she decorated them with White Center Red, Clear and Clear Yellow Seed Beads.  We believe the crafter made these moccasins before the 1940s.

The Moccasins measure 4″ long x 1.5″ high. The silk ribbon trim has frayed.  They are no longer in wearable condition, but they will make nice addition to your collection!

One of a kind!

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Infant Deerskin Moccasins

Infant Deerskin Moccasins

White Deerskin Moccasins for Infants

Infant Deerskin Moccasins will make the perfect gift for a new baby! These Moccasins are handmade with butter-soft white Deerskin Leather. They have soft soles and measure 3.5″ long from toe to heel.

Gathers around the ankles help keep these Infant Moccasins on baby’s feet. Any new Mom will love to receive these.

These are  handmade here in the USA.

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Moccasins Beaded Royal Blue Diamonds

Moccasins Beaded Royal Blue Diamonds a

Moccasins Beaded Royal Blue Diamonds

These fully Beaded Royal Blue with Diamonds Moccasins are new and have never been worn. The crafter used 10/0 seed beads in royal blue, turquois, red, orange yellow, white and a few beads of navy in the design. The moccasins and laces are made of white deerskin leather and have hard leather soles.

These moccasins measure 10.5 inches long from heel to toe. The widest part of the sole measures 3.75 inches and the heel measures 2.75 inches.

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Moccasins Fully Beaded Buffalo Tracks

Moccasins Fully Beaded Buffalo Tracks

Moccasins Fully Beaded Buffalo Tracks

These Plains style Fully Beaded Moccasins with Buffalo Tracks design have rawhide soles. The brain tanned Deerskin Leather is beaded with white, blue, red and green seed beads. These moccasins are in good shape with no major bead loss. A previous owner wore them so they show some soiling and staining but remain in good overall condition. Wear with care or simply admire them!

These moccasins measure 11″ long by 3.75″ wide at the instep. They stand about 3.25″ high at the cuff.

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Moccasins Antique Women’s Hopi Style

Moccasins Antique Women's Hopi Style

Moccasins Antique Women’s Hopi Style

Make these Antique Hopi Style Moccasins a centerpiece of your collection!  Traditional Hopi Women’s Moccasins feature strips of Braintanned Deerskin that wrap around the calves.  These Moccasins have brown suede vamps and Braintanned Deerskin strips.  The soles are Rawhide.  Handmade Silver Buttons hold the strips. (There are 3 on one and 2 on the other).

These Moccasins stand about 14″ tall.  The foot measures 9.75″ long x 4.5″ wide.  A previous owner wore them.  We are selling them as a collectible.

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Pattern – Plume Plains Moccasins

Pattern - Plume Plains Moccasins

Plains Style Moccasins Pattern

Use our Plains Indian Moccasin Pattern to construct your own leather moccasins! The Native Americans of the Plains wear a basic two piece moccasin similar to these.

Each tribe adds their own variations to the shape and style.   They apply variations to the shape of the tongue, the sole, the fringe and the decorate elements.  Native Americans commonly embellish their moccasins  with Seed Beads, Porcupine Quills and/or Metal Cones.

This pattern includes instructions for working with leather and a glossary.

You will need Leather measuring 13″ x 24″ for the uppers, 2 pieces of Leather or Rawhide measuring 11.5″ x 5″ for the soles. The pattern accommodates Men’s sizes 7 – 12 and Women’s sizes 5 – 10.

Click here to shop for Deerskin Leather, Thread and Imitation SinewSeed Beads and Metal Cones!

Child Center Seam Woodlands Moccasin – OUR OWN!

Adult Center Seam Woodlands Moccasin

Child Center Seam Woodlands Moccasin

You will love our handmade softsole Center Seam Moccasins. We make them with buttery soft Top Grain Deerskin Leather. Wear them as they are or decorate them with your own beading, ribbon or quillwork.  These moccasins are custom made to order.

Please send us the length of the child’s foot, the circumference of their foot at the instep and a foot tracing. You will need to mail this to us to ensure we have the correct size for the foot tracing.

  • Our mailing address:
  • The Wandering Bull, LLC
  • PO Box 496
  • Washington, NH 03280

Call us (800-430-2855) if you have any questions. Please allow 4 weeks for delivery.

You can also order our Eastern Woodlands Moccasin Kit and follow the instructions to make your own pair of moccasins!

Moccasins Kiowa Style Rawhide Soles

Moccasins Kiowa Style Rawhide Soles

Moccasins Kiowa Style Rawhide Soles

These Women’s Kiowa Style Rawhide Soles Moccasins are made with commercial smoked deer skin leather. The crafter made them in the Southern Plains Style with latigo soles.  He or she beaded a thin geometric design around the toe and outside of the boots with periwinkle, black, white, red, orange and yellow seed beads. The top of the boot is decorated with a geometric design as well as the flap. He or she then added 40 metal spots to the front of the flap and beaded the edge with metallic 9/0 cuts. You will see signs of wear  on the leather but they are nicely constructed and in good shape.

These Moccasins measure about 9.75″ long x 3.5.″ at the widest point.  They stand about 14″ tall where the leather flaps over at the top of the boot.

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Moccasins Antique Northern Plains Style

Moccasins Antique Northern Plains Style

Moccasins Antique Northern Plains Style

These Antique Northern Plains Style Moccasins are in excellent condition and ready to add to your collection!  The crafter used Braintanned Deerskin Leather and Real Sinew to make them.  He or she used lazy stitch to create a white background with geometric designs.  Blue, Orange, Green and Red Seed Beads make up the designs.  The soles are Rawhide.  Braintanned Deerskin Leather Lacing serves as ties.

You will find these Moccasins are in amazing condition for their age.  The Leather is a bit stiff but there is no bead loss.  They measure 10.25″ long x 4″ at the widest point.  They stand 4″ tall at the cuff.  One of a Kind!

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Moccasin Soles – Pair

Moccasin Soles - Pair

Moccasin Soles – Pair

We offer Heavy Strap Leather cut to size for making moccasin soles.  We use the same Strap Leather that you will find ideal for Leather Belts, Bustle foundations and other projects requiring durability.

The Tan Strap Leather weight is about 6-8 oz. You will find it flexible enough to turn when making moccasin soles!

We sell these cut Soles by the pair. Each piece measures approximately 5″ x 12″.

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Moccasins Infant Beaded Vamp

Moccasins Infant Beaded Vamp

Moccasins Infant Beaded Vamp

These contemporary vamp styled infant moccasins are made of brain tanned deer hide and are constructed with a center seam. The crafter  sewed them with thread and made a beautiful floral beaded design.  They were made in the 1980s and are still in good wearable condition. The bottoms have some darkening and one of the cuffs has a small hole.

They measure 5″ long and 2″ across.

One of a kind!

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Make Your Own Eastern Woodlands Moccasins

Eastern Woodlands Moccasins

Make a basic pair of pucker-toe softsole moccasin with cuffs. Cuffs can be worn down or tied up for extra protection. Everyday moccasins were left plain, but they can be decorated with beads, ribbon or wool. You will need Leather and 1/8″ leather lacing, paper for the patters, awl, scissors and marking pen. We have an Eastern woodland’s Moccasin Kit with the materials you need to make your own!

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Antique Moccasins: Montaignais Naskapi

Antique Algonquin moccasins

Identifying Antique Moccasins

Antique MoccasinsThis pair of antique moccasins was crafted in the early 20th century.  The crafter was probably a Northeastern Algonquin from the eastern part of Canada.  Their origin is determined by the construction and decoration of the moccasins.

The moccasins themselves are constructed with Braintanned Deerskin.  Native Americans tanned their own deerhides using the brain of the animal to soften the hide.  After it was soaked and worked, it was smoked to preserve it.  Until Europeans brought commercial tanning methods to North America, all animal leather was braintanned.  The moccasins were sewn together with cotton thread instead of real animal sinew, so they were created in the historical period. Continue reading Antique Moccasins: Montaignais Naskapi

Navajo Songs from Canyon de Chelly

Navajo Songs from Canyon de Chelly

Music CD Navajo Songs from Canyon de Chelly

Navajo Songs from Canyon de Chelly features songs from the Four Corner region of the United States. These Navajo songs were recorded in 1975. These Navajo songs reinforce ancient beliefs and serve as entertainment.

Song List:

1. Riding Song
2. Spinning Songs
3. Two Step
4. Skip Dance
5. Corn Grinding Songs
6. Potato Song, Moccasin Song
7. Gift Songs.
8. Gift Songs
9. Bluebird Song
10. Slow Round Dance, Fast Round Dance
11. Fast Round Dance
12. Shoe Game Songs
13. Badger Song

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Glovers Needles

Glovers Needles

Glovers Needles

Glovers Needles are ideal for sewing leather because they have a tri-cornered point, rather than a blunt, round point. You will find them very useful for moccasin construction and any heavy sewing.

These Needles come in several sizes. Size 1 is the largest. For light leather work (like medicine pouches) we suggest using a Size 8. You can use a Size 10 to sew 10/0 beads to leather.

We sell these Needles in packages of 5 or 25.

Available in 5 Sizes.  Size 1 is the largest, size 10 is the smallest.

  • Size 1     (2″ long)
  • Size 3    (1.75″ long)
  • Size 5    (1 5/8″ long)
  • Size 8     (1 3/8″ long)
  • Size 10  (1.25″ long)

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Not sure which Needle you need?  Watch the Video below

Leather Awl

Leather Awl

Leather Awl with wood handle

You will find our Leather Awl a handy sewing accessory. A Leather Awl is invaluable when you need to sew leather or construct your own leather moccasins. Use the Leather Awl to pre-punch holes in your leather. Then you can use Deerskin Leather Lacing to sew it together.  Use our Jumbo Perma-Lok Needle to hold the Leather Lacing as you draw it through your awl holes.

You will wonder how you got along without our useful Leather Awl!

You may also enjoy our Craft Awl!

Beeswax

Bees Wax Beeswax

Beeswax

Natural Beeswax is a handy sewing accessory! Rub it on your thread to prevent it from tangling while you sew.  It is invaluable when you are sewing leather and constructing moccasins. You will wonder how you got along without it!

We include a small piece in our Master Beadwork Kits, our Deluxe Mighty Mini Beadwork Kit and our Peyote Stitch Beadwork Kit. You will not need it when you are using Imitation Sinew, which is already waxed.

We sell this in 1 oz cakes for $2.50 each.  Buy 3 or more for $2.25 each.  Buy 16 or more for $2.00 each!

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We cannot ship Beeswax to France

Rosettes Imported – Select Styles 50% Off!

Rosettes Imported

Rosettes Imported

Imported Beaded Rosettes are the economical alternative to add classic designs to your Native American clothing and accessories. You can use them on Dance Bustles, and other Native American Regalia like Aprons, Leather Pouches and Moccasins.  We offer several styles and sizes of Imported Beaded Rosettes. Not all styles are available in all sizes.

Flag and Medicine Wheel designs are only available in 2″, 3″ and 4″ sizes.

Choose from 7 Styles!

  • 0 Flag
  • 1 Four Winds
  • 2 Medicine Wheel
  • 3 Sunburst
  • 4 Feather
  • 5 Diamond Hill
  • 6 Starburst
  • 7 Turtle
  • 8 Thunderbird

The designs for these Rosettes will vary with the size.

Check out our own Bear Paw Rosettes too!

Rosettes – Bear Paw

Rosettes - Bear Paw

Rosettes – Bear Paw

Our exclusive Bear Paw Rosettes feature Chris’ own Bear Paw design!  The Bear Paw appears on a bright Orange or Blue background surrounded by the colors of the Four Directions: Black, White, Red and Yellow.

Use our Bear Paw Rosettes on Native American Dance Bustles. Attach them to Hats, Jackets, Moccasins, Leather Bags . . .  anywhere you want to show your Native American affinity with the Great Bear Spirit!  Choose Bright Orange or Blue.

Available in three popular sizes:

  • 2.5″
  • 3″
  • 4.5″

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Iroquois Social Dance Songs No. 1

Iroquois Social Dance Songs No. 1

Music CD Iroquois Social Dance Songs No. 1

Iroquois Social Dance Songs No. 1 is one of three collections of Iroquois Social Dance Songs. Each CD has a pamphlet with descriptions of each song.

Original copyright 1969.

Song List:

  1. Standing Quiver Dance
  2. Old Moccasin Dance
  3. Cold Dance
  4. Round Dance
  5. Delaware Skin Dance

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Elk Hide SMOKE

Elk Hide Craft Grade SMOKE

Elk Hide SMOKE

Soft, supple Elk hides provide a lot of material to work with! You will find them perfect for Moccasins, Bags and projects that can use a heavier hide than deerskin.

These hides measure at least 20 square feet.  The suede side of our current stock is very nice.

We price these by the square foot they vary in size.

We sell our  Elk Hides by the hide. Choose from the sizes listed.

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Elk Hide GOLD

Elk Hide Craft Grade GOLD

Elk Hide GOLD

Soft, supple Elk hides provide a lot of material to work with! You will find them perfect for Moccasins, Bags and projects that can use a heavier hide than deerskin.

We price these by the square foot.  We sell our Elk Hides by the hide. Choose from the sizes listed.

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Deerskin (Top Grain) #2 – Black

Top Grain #2 Black Color Deerskin

Black Top Grain Deerskin Leather

The Wandering Bull offers several types of Deerskin:

You are looking at our Deerskin (Top Grain) #2 – Black – Top Grain Deerskin has a smooth side and a suede side. Top Grain Leather refers to the outer side of a hide that contains the epidermis or skin layer. The tannery does not do anything to Top Grain hides in order to remove any imperfections on the surface. They only remove the hair. The grain remains in its natural state. This results in the best fiber strength, and greater durability. The natural Full-Grain surface wears better than other leather.

#2 Deerskin has some holes and imperfections. The tannery measures and marks the square footage on the Deerskin Hides.

You will find #2 Top Grain Deerskin hides perfect for making Moccasins, Bags, Eastern style Leggings, Leather Aprons, Deerskin Lace and much more!

We sell by the hide. Please select from available hides listed below. If you do not see the size you need, or if you need help, let us know what you are making and we can help with your selection (1-800-430-2855).

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Deerskin (Top Grain) #2 – White

Top Grain #2 White Color Deerskin

 White Top Grain Deerskin Leather

The Wandering Bull offers several types of Deerskin:

You are looking at our Deerskin (Top Grain) #2 – White 2 to 3 ounce– Top Grain Deerskin has a smooth side and a suede side. Top Grain Leather refers to the outer side of a hide that contains the epidermis or skin layer. The tannery does not do anything to Top Grain hides in order to remove any imperfections on the surface. They only remove the hair. The grain remains in its natural state. This results in the best fiber strength, and greater durability. The natural Full-Grain surface wears better than other leather.

#2 Deerskin has some holes and imperfections. The tannery measures and marks the square footage on the Deerskin Hides.

You will find #2 Top Grain Deerskin hides perfect for making Moccasins, Bags, Eastern style Leggings, Leather Aprons, Deerskin Lace and much more!

We sell by the hide. Please select from available hides listed below. If you do not see the size you need, or if you need help, let us know what you are making and we can help with your selection (1-800-430-2855).

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Deerskin (Top Grain) #2 – Cream

Top Grain #2 Cream Color Deerskin

Deerskin (Top Grain) #2 – Cream

The Wandering Bull offers several types of Deerskin:

You are looking at our Deerskin (Top Grain) #2 – Cream – Top Grain Deerskin has a smooth side and a suede side. Top Grain Leather refers to the outer side of a hide that contains the epidermis or skin layer. The tannery does not do anything to Top Grain hides in order to remove any imperfections on the surface. They only remove the hair. The grain remains in its natural state. This results in the best fiber strength, and greater durability. The natural Full-Grain surface wears better than other leather.

#2 Deerskin has some holes and imperfections. The tannery measures and marks the Deerskin Hides. We price them by the square foot according to color, uniformity, useable area, garment quality and shade.

You will find #2 Top Grain Deerskin hides perfect for making Moccasins, Bags, Eastern style Leggings, Leather Aprons, Deerskin Lace and much more!

We sell by the hide. Please select from available hides listed below. If you do not see the size you need, or if you need help, let us know what you are making and we can help with your selection (1-800-430-2855).

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Deerskin (Top Grain) #2 – Gold

Top Grain #2 Gold Color Deerskin

Gold Top Grain Deerskin Leather

The Wandering Bull offers several types of Deerskin:

You are looking at our Deerskin (Top Grain) #2 – Gold.   Top Grain Deerskin has a smooth side and a suede side. Top Grain Leather refers to the outer side of a hide that contains the epidermis or skin layer. The tannery does not do anything to Top Grain hides in order to remove any imperfections on the surface. They only remove the hair. The grain remains in its natural state. This results in the best fiber strength, and greater durability. The natural Full-Grain surface wears better than other leather.

#2 Deerskin has some holes and imperfections. The tannery measures and marks the square footage on the Deerskin Hides.

You will find #2 Top Grain Deerskin hides perfect for making Moccasins, Bags, Eastern style Leggings, Leather Aprons, Deerskin Lace and much more!

We sell by the hide. Please select from available hides listed below. If you do not see the size you need, or if you need help, let us know what you are making and we can help with your selection (1-800-430-2855).

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Deerskin (Top Grain) #2 – Dark Brown

DEERSKIN LEATHER DARK BROWN

Dark Brown Top Grain Deerskin Leather

The Wandering Bull offers several types of Deerskin:

You are looking at our Deerskin (Top Grain) #2 – Dark Brown.  Top Grain Deerskin has a smooth side and a suede side. Top Grain Leather refers to the outer side of a hide that contains the epidermis or skin layer. The tannery does not do anything to Top Grain hides in order to remove any imperfections on the surface. They only remove the hair. The grain remains in its natural state. This results in the best fiber strength, and greater durability. The natural Full-Grain surface wears better than other leather.

#2 Deerskin has some holes and imperfections. The tannery measures and marks the square footage on the  Deerskin Hides.

You will find #2 Top Grain Deerskin hides perfect for making Moccasins, Bags, Eastern style Leggings, Leather Aprons, Deerskin Lace and much more!

We sell by the hide. Please select from available hides listed below. If you do not see the size you need, or if you need help, let us know what you are making and we can help with your selection (1-800-430-2855).

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Deerskin (Top Grain) #2 – Smoke

Top Grain #2 Smoke Color Deerskin

Smoke Top Grain Deerskin Leather

The Wandering Bull offers several types of Deerskin:

You are looking at our Deerskin (Top Grain) #2 – Smoke –  Top Grain Deerskin has a smooth side and a suede side. Top Grain Leather refers to the outer side of a hide that contains the epidermis or skin layer. The tannery does not do anything to Top Grain hides in order to remove any imperfections on the surface. They only removed the hair. The grain remains in its natural state. This results in the best fiber strength, and greater durability. The natural Full-Grain surface wears better than other leather.

#2 Deerskin has some holes and imperfections. The tannery measures and marks the square footage on the Deerskin Hides.

You will find #2 Top Grain Deerskin hides perfect for making Moccasins,  Bags, Eastern style Leggings, Leather Aprons, Deerskin Lace and much more!

We sell by the hide. Please select from available hides listed below. If you do not see the size you need, or if you need help, let us know what you are making and we can help with your selection (1-800-430-2855).

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German Tanned Deer Hides

German Tanned Deer Hides - NEW!

White German Tanned Deerskin

The Wandering Bull offers several types of Deerskin.

You are looking at our Deerskin – White German Tanned.  The German Tan colored hides are the closest to real brain tan buckskin. They are sueded on both sides and easy to bead on, so you won’t have to worry about broken needles. These are perfect for making dresses, shirts, moccasins, leggings, and more.

Soft and supple German tanned deer hides provide a lot of square footage and a beautiful color. Sueded on both sides. Imperfections from bug bites on the hide are still visible.
We sell each hide by their square footage. Please select from available hides listed below. If you do not see the size you need, or if you need help, let us know what you are making and we can help with your selection (1-800-430-2855).

Looking for commercial Top Grain Leather.

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Rawhide Lacing

Rawhide Lacing

Rawhide Lacing

Use both 1/4″ and 3/8″  pre-cut Rawhide Lacing to make your own drums! Rawhide is untanned Leather, so it is very hard.

To use this lacing, soak it in warm water for a couple of days to soften it.  You will find it has the consistency of wet noodles when it is ready to use. It will shrink when it dries.

Please note you would not use Rawhide  to make clothing or most jewelry. Try our Hand Cut Deerskin Lace or Deerskin Lace Spools instead.  Use Imitation Sinew for sewing.

Crafters can use this product to make quilled drops for jewelry or accessories.

We sell our  3/8″ and  1/4″ wide Rawhide Lace in increments of 10 feet or 60 feet.

Read our instructions to Make Your Own Hand Drum

 

Strap Leather (Belt Strap) – By the Square Foot

Belt Strap Leather By The Square Foot

Strap Leather (Belt Strap) – By the Square Foot

You will find Strap Leather (Belt Strap) useful for a variety of projects including belts, guitar or banjo straps, moccasin soles and shoulder straps. Our Strap Leather is top quality Cowhide. We sell it by the square foot.

We carry four colors:

  • TAN – the lightest color
  • SADDLE – a dark brown
  • WHITE – painted on one side, gray on the other
  • BLACK

Cowhide weight is 7-8 oz. which is a standard belt weight.

  • TAN leather is about 3/16″ thick, the thickest of our strap
  • WHITE is also thick, but not quite as thick as the Tan
  • SADDLE and BLACK are approx. 1/8″ thick and are somewhat more supple than the Tan.

When ordering, please enter the number of Square Feet you want in the Quantity box.

If you have questions about your project and how much square footage you will need, please contact us!  Email sales@wanderingbull.com or call 800-430-2855.  We will be happy to assist you!

You can also purchase Strap Leather pre-cut in straps of 12″, 24″, 36″, 48″ and 60″ long up to 4″ wide.   Click here for cut strips of Strap Leather .

Strap Leather (Belt Strap)

Strap Leather Belt Strap

Strap Leather (Belt Strap)

Strap Leather is heavy Cowhide Leather. You will find Strap Leather essential for a variety of projects. You can use it to make belts, guitar or banjo straps, Breastplate Strips, Choker Spacers, Moccasin soles and shoulder straps.

We carry four colors:

  • TAN – the lightest color
  • SADDLE – a dark brown
  • WHITE – painted on one side, gray on the other
  • BLACK

Straps come pre-cut in lengths of 12″, 24″, 36″, 48″ and 60″.  You can choose from seven widths: 0.5″, 1″, 1.5″, 2″ 2.5″, 3″ or 4″.

If you prefer bulk square footage rather than straps, Click here for Strap Leather by the Square Foot.

Cowhide weight is 7-8 oz. which is a standard belt weight.

  • TAN leather measures  about 3/16″ thick, the thickest of our strap
  • WHITE is also thick, but not quite as thick as the Tan
  • SADDLE and BLACK are approx. 1/8″ thick and are somewhat more supple than the Tan.

Metal Cones

Metal Cones

Metal Cones

Metal Cones add a nice metallic shine to your clothing and accessories! Use them to embellish Fringe, Feather Drops and Tassels. You can spruce up your Moccasins, Pouches and other clothing.

Watch our How To Video on Crafting with Metal Cones!

Choose Aluminum, Tin, Brass or Copper Plated.  All cones have a seam that can be open.

We offer three sizes:

  • 3/4″
  • 1″
  • 1.25″

Note the Copper 3/4″ and 1″ Cones are plated.

We sell our Cones in packages of 100. Save when you buy 10 or more packages of one size/color!

See Jingle cones HERE!   See Sterling Silver cones HERE! 

Read more about Copper and the Indian HERE!

CHANGE ALUMINUM CONES .75 3.49  1.25  4.45

Buffalo Hide –

Buffalo Hide Smoke

Buffalo

Buffalo Hides are heavy and durable. They provide a lot of material to work with! Great for moccasins, bags and projects that can use a heavier hide than deerskin. These hides measure between 20-30 square feet.

Sold by the hide. We currently have Smoke cut hide in stock

If you need help, let us know what you are making and we can help you with your selection (1-800-430-2855).

For more information, view the Denver Art Museum leaflet on the Buffalo and the Indian HERE!

Deerskin (Top Grain) #2 – Tobacco

Top Grain #2 Tobacco Color Deerskin

Tobacco Top Grain Deerskin Leather

The Wandering Bull offers several types of Deerskin:

You are looking at our Deerskin (Top Grain) #2 – Tobacco –  Top Grain Deerskin has a smooth side and a suede side. Top Grain Leather refers to the outer side of a hide that contains the epidermis or skin layer. The tannery does not do anything to Top Grain hides to remove any imperfections on the surface. They only remove the hair. The grain remains in its natural state. This results in the best fiber strength, and greater durability. The natural Full-Grain surface wears better than other leather.

#2 Deerskin has some holes and imperfections. The tannery measures and marks the square foot on the Deerskin Hides.

You will find #2 Top Grain Deerskin hides perfect for making Moccasins,  Bags, Eastern style Leggings, Leather Aprons, Deerskin Lace and much more!

We sell by the hide. Please select from available hides listed below. If you do not see the size you need, or if you need help, let us know what you are making and we can help with your selection (1-800-430-2855).

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Elk Hide TOBACCO

Elk Hide TOBACCO

Soft, supple Elk hides Tobacco color provide a lot of material to work with! You will find them perfect for Moccasins, Bags and projects that can use a heavier hide than deerskin.

These hides average about 20 square feet.  The suede side of our current stock is very nice.   We price these by the square foot. They vary in size.

We sell our  Elk Hides by the hide. Choose from the sizes listed.

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Technique of Porcupine Quill Decoration

Technique of Porcupine Quill Decoration

Technique of Porcupine Quill Decoration

Among the Indians of North America.  By William C. Orchard. Softcover. 82 pages.

This reprint of the 1916 original edition is a classic study of Native American Porcupine Quillwork.   It outlines several techniques for decorating items with Porcupine Quills including Wrapping, Weaving, and Sewing.  Native Americans have used Porcupine Quills to decorate Moccasins, Knife Sheaths, Birchbark containers and more!

You will find it full of Black & White photographs of items decorated with Quills, line drawings of techniques and four pages of color plates.

ISBN 9780943604008

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Watch Chris show you how to do Porcupine Quill Work!

Beaver Pelt

Beaver Pelt

Beaver Pelt

Traditionally Beaver Pelts were valuable trade items. Native Americans used these skins to make clothing and blankets.   Today, crafters use the fur for mittens, moccasins liners, and other projects.  These furs are well tanned and stretched. You will find them extremely soft. They do not come with tails.

These Beaver Pelts measure approx. 31″ x 23″.  Limited Quantities!

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Doll Antique Navajo Style

Doll Antique Navajo Style

Doll Antique Navajo Style

This Antique Navajo Style Doll will make a unique addition to your collection. The crafter made her body and clothing from cotton fabric.  She wears a tunic, skirt, leggins and moccasins. The crafter embroidered her facial features and added a traditional hair bundle to her head.   Additionally, she wears a metal concho belt and Seed Bead armbands, Necklace and Earrings.

She stands 10″ tall. Her original headdress is missing.  You will see vertical tears on her skirt and stains that indicate the doll may have been wet. Her body is intact and in overall good condition. One of a Kind!

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Indians in Eden

Indians in Eden

Indians in Eden

Wabanakis and Rusticators on Maine’s Mount Desert Island, 1840s – 1920s.  By Bunny McBride and Harald E.L. Prins.  185 pgs. Softcover.

This profusely illustrated book focuses on the resourcefulness of Native Americans living on Mount Desert Island in the 19th and early 20th centuries.   In addition to maintaining their own heritage, they interacted with the tourists (rusticators) who came to vacation in Bar Harbor.  They made and sold items like baskets, moccasins, beadwork, feathers and other items.  Some also served as fishing and tour guides.  You will read about successes and conflicts the Natives experienced during this time.

Black & White photographs & illustrations.

ISBN 9780892728046

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Navajo Style Boots

Navajo Style Boots

Navajo Style Boots

These Navajo Style Boots have been well worn.  The crafter made them with Braintanned Deerskin Leather with a heavy Bison Leather sole and originally sewn with real sinew.   The cuffs come up over the ankle and are secured with cone shaped silver buttons with a copper loop on the back.  These Boots have been repaired, closing a hole on the vamp and re-attaching the sole to the top.  You will see that they have been well worn and have fabulous patina on the leather.  The leather is still very soft and supple.

The Boots measure 10.5″ long x 4.5″ wide.  They stand about 7″ high when worn.  We are selling them as is.  One of a Kind!

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Katsina Clown

Katsina Clown

Kachina Clown Figurine

This Katsina Clown figure is ready to join your collection.  The artist carved it from wood. The Clown plays tricks and satirizes Hopi life by acting out and exaggerating improper behavior.  His mask features plant fiber tassels.  He holds a drum in one hand and a rattle in the other.  He wears a black and white striped outfit and boot style moccasins.  The artists signed the bottom D-29 Koshare.

Katsinas (or Kachinas) are supernatural beings in the Pueblo Indian traditions. The Pueblo tribes create Katsina dolls to give to children. Children use them to learn about the various Katsinas and not to play with.  This Clown Katsina stands just about 12″ high.  This figure came from a collection so you will see slight signs of wear.  One of a Kind!

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Read the Denver Art Museum Leaflet Kachinas and Kachina Dolls

Katsina with Tadpole Designs

Katsina with Tadpole Designs

Protruding Snout Kachina with Tadpole Designs

This Katsina carving features a protruding snout and tadpole designs painted on the back of his head.  The artist carved it from wood. He wears an elaborately painted outfit and boot style moccasins.  His mask includes red sheep wool and feather embellishments.  Two of the three blue prongs that stuck up from the top of his head remain.  You will see D-25 written on the bottom of one of his feet.  The other foot broke and has been repaired.

Katsinas (or Kachinas) are supernatural beings in the Pueblo Indian traditions. The Pueblo tribes create Katsina dolls to give to children. Children use them to learn about the various Katsinas and not to play with.  This Katsina stands about 7″ high.  This figure came from a collection so you will see slight signs of wear.  Some of the feathers are missing as is one of the prongs on his head.  And one of his feet has broken and been repaired. One of a Kind!

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Read the Denver Art Museum Leaflet Kachinas and Kachina Dolls

Katsina Corn

Katsina Corn

Spotted Corn Dancer Kachina

This Corn Dancer Katsina features round spots all over his body.  The artist carved it from wood. The Corn Katsina is a lively dancer. He wears pink spotted outfit, an elaborately painted breechclout and boot style moccasins.  His mask includes a yarn fluff mouth, protruding ears and feathers on his head.  Painted corn ears decorate the back of his head.  His hands are empty.  You will see D-23 written on the bottom of one of his feet.

Katsinas (or Kachinas) are supernatural beings in the Pueblo Indian traditions. The Pueblo tribes create Katsina dolls to give to children. Children use them to learn about the various Katsinas and not to play with.  This Katsina stands about 8″ high.  This figure came from a collection so you will see slight signs of wear.  The paint on the front of the figure has faded somewhat, but remains bright on the back.  One of a Kind!

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Read the Denver Art Museum Leaflet Kachinas and Kachina Dolls

Katsina Blue Lightning

Katsina Blue Lightning

Blue Lightning Kachina carving

This Blue Lightning Katsina features lightning marks on his face.  The artist carved it from cottonwood.  The Katsina wears a red top with a red sash, green armbands and navy blue wrist bands. A painted yellow feather hangs from the back of his white kilt. He wears navy blue garters over his  boot style moccasins.  His mask includes a fluffy green collar, protruding ears with shell earrings and a furry top.  He holds a rattle and a lightning stick. The figure comes with a tag that says “HOPI VILLAGES 2nd MESA ARIZONA” on one side and “BLUE LIGHTNING KACHINA J- PXX” on the other.

Katsinas (or Kachinas) are supernatural beings in the Pueblo Indian traditions. The Pueblo tribes create Katsina dolls to give to children. Children use them to learn about the various Katsinas and not to play with.  This Katsina stands about 7.5″ high.  This figure came from a collection and you will see places where the paint has come off.  The lightning stick has broken and been repaired and reattached.  One of a Kind!

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Pottery Storyteller by Teissedre

Pottery Storyteller by Teissedre

Teissedre Storyteller Figure

This Pottery Storyteller by Teissedre features a woman with three children on her lap listening to a story. She is wearing a blue necklace and earrings, a headband and boot style moccasins. Each child has uniquely painted details.  The bottom is signed Teissedre ©86 JM.

This vintage molded figure stands about 2.75″ tall and the base is 1.75″ x 1.25″.  We got it from a collection.  It is in very good condition.   One of a Kind!

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Quilled Antique Bag

Quilled Antique Bag

Antique Braintanned Leather Bag with Quillwork and Beadwork

This collectible Quilled Antique Bag is a fantastic find!  The crafter used Braintanned Deerskin Leather to make the bag.  He or she covered the bottom of the bag with Porcupine Quillwork in Red, Green and Orange quills.  Then the crafter attached 11 strips covered with more quills in Red, Green, Blue and Yellow.  The crafter attached these strips together at the bottom with a single Dark Blue Seed Bead between each one.

Along the sides of the bag, the crafter added Lazy Stitch beadwork in Turquoise, Dark Blue and White Center Red Seed Beads.  More Dark Blue Seed Beads appear along one edge of the Quillwork.  At the top of the bag, you will see edge beading in White Center Red and Turquoise Seed Beads along with the remains of mostly missing quillwork.  At the very bottom you will see the remains of Braintanned Deerskin Leather Lacing fringe or drops.

Native Americans use Quillwork to adorn a wide range of items, including moccasins, leggings, and dresses, as well as personal accessories like bags, pouches, and jewelry.  Historically, quillwork was primarily practiced by women, who gathered the quills and prepare them for use. They cleaned, softened, and dyed the quills using natural materials such as berries or roots.  This Quilled Antique Bag itself measures 5″ x 2″.  The quilled strips are 1.75″ long and the remaining fringe is about 3″ long.  Overall the bag measures about 7″ long.

This Bag is very fragile due to its age.  You will see some quills and beads are missing, as well as most of the bottom fringe.  We are selling it in a Ryker mount to help protect it.  One of a Kind!

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Read the Denver Art Museum Leaflet Porcupine Quillwork

Katsina Snow Maiden

Katsina Snow Maiden

Snow Maiden Nuvak’chin Kachina

This Katsina Snow Maiden or Nuvak’chin represents spirits and the coming winter.  The artist carved it from wood.  She wears winter clothing including a black skirt with red and green stripes, high white moccasins with ties on the sides and a large sash.  Over her shoulders she wears a fabric cape of white with black and red stripes.  Her mask features soft white hair tied in bundles on the sides of her head and a white collar.  The artist painted her face with traditional black eyes and nose.  Black dots appear above her eyes.  Instead of a mouth, she has black warrior marks.

This figure carries a multi-colored stick in her left hand.   The artist mounted her on a wood stand.  You will see ‘Berra Tawahongva’ written on the bottom of her stand and a small sticker that says ‘Snow Woman’.  One of a Kind!

Katsinas (or Kachinas) are supernatural beings in the Pueblo Indian traditions. The Pueblo tribes create Katsina dolls to give to children. Children use them to learn about the various Katsinas and not to play with.  This Katsina stands about 7.5 inches high including the stand.  The stick in her hand is not fastened and will come out.  This figure came from a collection so you will see slight signs of dust and wear.   One of a Kind!

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Quilled Medicine Wheel with Drops

Quilled Medicine Wheel with Drops

Medicine Wheel and Drops with Porcupine Quills

This colorful Quilled Medicine Wheel with Drops will make a nice addition to your collection.  The crafter started with a 3 inch diameter rawhide medicine wheel.  He or she wrapped colored Porcupine Quills in Purple, Yellow, Green, Red and White around the rawhide.  Then the crafter attached two drops that hang from the center of the wheel.  He or she covered these with Red, Purple, Yellow, White and Green Porcupine Quills.  One of a Kind!

Native Americans use Quillwork to adorn a wide range of items, including moccasins, leggings, and dresses, as well as personal accessories like bags, pouches, and jewelry. Historically, quillwork was primarily practiced by women, who gathered the quills and prepare them for use. Then they clean, soften and flatten the quills to attach them to the item they want to decorate. They dye the quills using natural materials such as berries or roots.

This Quilled Medicine Wheel with Drops measures 9 inches long overall. The Wheel measures 3 inches in diameter.  The drops measure about 7.5 inches long.  We got this piece from a collection.  You will see that some of the quills have loosened.  One of a Kind!

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Quilled Slats Red & Yellow

Quilled Slats Red & Yellow

Pair of Matching Red & Yellow Quilled Slats

These matching  Quilled Slats Red & Yellow are ready to add to your project!  The crafter used Red, Yellow, White, Pink and  Purple Porcupine Quills to create the striped design. He or she skillfully wrapped them around a pair of  rawhide slats that measure about 1/4 inch wide.   The slats come with squared off ends.  We are selling them as a pair.  One of a Kind!

Native Americans use Quillwork to adorn a wide range of items, including moccasins, leggings, and dresses, as well as personal accessories like bags, pouches, and jewelry. Historically, quillwork was primarily practiced by women, who gathered the quills and prepare them for use. Then they clean, soften and flatten the quills to attach them to the item they want to decorate. They dye the quills using natural materials such as berries or roots.

These Quilled Slats Red & Yellow measure just about 10 inches long and 0.25 inches wide.   We got these pieces from a collection.  You will find them in very good condition with no breaks or missing quills.  One of a Kind!

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Quilled Slat Red & Blue

Quilled Slat Red & Blue

Red & Blue Quilled Slat

This Quilled Slat Red & Blue is ready to add to your project!  The crafter used Red, Blue and  Natural Porcupine Quills to create the designs. He or she skillfully wrapped them around a wood slat that measures a little over 1/4 inch wide.  The slat comes with one squared end and one pointed end.  The squared end has a hole in it that you can use to attach it to your project.  One of a Kind!

Native Americans use Quillwork to adorn a wide range of items, including moccasins, leggings, and dresses, as well as personal accessories like bags, pouches, and jewelry. Historically, quillwork was primarily practiced by women, who gathered the quills and prepared them for use. They clean, soften and flatten the quills to attach them to the item they want to decorate. They dye the quills using natural materials such as berries or roots.

This Quilled Slat Red & Blue measures just about 10.25 inches long and about  0.25 inches wide.  The quilled section measures about 9 inches long.  We got this piece from a collection.  You will find it in very good condition with no breaks or missing quills.  One of a Kind!

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Katsina with Horns

Katsina with Horns

Horned Kachina carving

This Katsina with Horns features multicolored striped horns on his mask.  The artist carved it from wood.  The Katsina wears a red top with yellow and turquoise stripes a red sash. He wears a fancy painted sash over his white kilt.  He wears a black leather cuff on one wrist and blue yarn on the other.  The artist painted one leg yellow and the other turquoise. The figure wears blue yarn garters over his  boot style moccasins.  His mask includes a green yarn collar, a red headband with white cabochons and white feathers on the top.  Multi colored striped horns extend from each side.

The face features traditional eyes and nose and multi colored patterns.  His hands have holes where he once held something.  The figure stands on a wood base.  The artist signed the bottom Vinton Lomahart Kiva Walapai Kachina.  The Walapai (or Hualapai) are Native Americans from Arizona.

Katsinas (or Kachinas) are supernatural beings in the Pueblo Indian traditions. The Pueblo tribes create Katsina dolls to give to children. Children use them to learn about the various Katsinas and not to play with.  This Katsina with Horns stands about 11.5 inches high including the base.  This figure came from a collection. You will see some feathers have come off the back of the mask.  The items the Kachina once held in his hands are missing as is one of the cabochons from his headband.  You will see some dust on it as well.  One of a Kind!

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Katsina Kokopelli

Katsina Kokopelli

Kokopelli Third Mesa Kachina

This Katsina Kokopelli Third Mesa is often associated with music and fertility.  The artist carved it from wood. He wears a white shirt with spotted leggings and a brown yarn sash across his chest.  On his arms he has green felt arm bands,  a brown yarn wrist band and a leather wrist band. Brown yarn garters appear above his boot style moccasins.   His black and white mask has a black and white collar, a long white nose and red paddle ears with leather earrings.  White Feathers appear on the top. The artist painted his traditional oval shaped eyes with dots over them.  This figure carries a stick in his left hand and a green rattle in his right hand.   One of a Kind!

Katsinas (or Kachinas) are supernatural beings in the Pueblo Indian traditions. The Pueblo tribes create Katsina dolls to give to children. Children use them to learn about the various Katsinas and not to play with.  This Katsina Kokopelli stands about 11 inches high and will stand on its own.  This figure came from a collection so you will see slight signs of dust and wear.  The right foot broke and someone repaired it. One of a Kind!

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Dolls Corn Husk Set of 2

Dolls Corn Husk Set of 2

Set of 2 Corn Husk Dolls

Add these Dolls Corn Husk Set of 2 to your collection!  We are selling them as a set.  The woman doll wears a red velveteen apron and head kerchief.  She carries a stick on her right hand. The woman has dots for eyes, but no other facial features.  She stands 5.5 inches tall.  This doll does not have a base.

The man doll comes in the figure of a Buffalo Dancer.  He wears a fake fur headdress and carries a red rattle.  A Red, Blue and Green yarn sash holds up his beaded Deerskin Leather Breechcloth.  Red, Blue and Green yarn garters appear above his Deerskin Leather Moccasins.  The artist put him on a wood base.  He stands a little over 7 inches tall including the base.

The earliest knows examples of Corn Husk dolls were made by Native American crafters from the dried corn leaves.  They made them both as toys for children and for ceremonial or protective purposes. We got this set of dolls  from a collection. You will find them both in good condition with minimal signs of wear.  We are selling them as a set.  One of a Kind!

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