Pueblo Pottery Kit

Pueblo Pottery Kit
Pueblo Pottery Kit

This Pueblo Pottery Kit teaches you the traditional pottery making methods of the Pueblo peoples. There are several Pueblos in  Southwestern North America.  Pueblo peoples gathered their pottery making materials themselves. These Native American peoples dug and prepared their own clay.  They made their own dyes.  In addition, they made their brushes from yucca leaves.  This kit provides you with everything you need, ready to use.  Each kit contains materials needed to make a 3″ – 6″ Clay Pot. Additionally, the instruction booklet describes several traditional pottery designs for you to try. So, follow the directions to learn how to make a clay pinch pot.  Then decorate the pot with your own design!  The clay in the kit is self-hardening but not waterproof.  So your pot will be for decoration only.

The Pueblo Pottery Kit includes:

  • Clay
  • Paint Powders
  • Yucca Leaves
  • Polishing Stone
  • Fully Illustrated Instruction Booklet

You will also need: water, a paint tray, a towel, and a spoon.

We recommend this kit for ages 8 +.  Adult assistance may be needed to help children with this kit.

Browse our other Kits! The Wandering Bull Native American Trading Post offers Kits for everyone! So you will find everything from Beginner Accessories Kits to Native American Regalia.

For more information, view the Denver Art Museum leaflet on Pueblo Indian Pottery Making HERE!

 

Ornament – Beaded Star

Ornament - Beaded Star
Ornament – Beaded Star

Beautiful Beaded Star Ornaments come in a variety of colors. Buy a few Beaded Star Ornaments to adorn your tree with beadwork!  Native people of Guatemala create these Beaded Star Ornaments by hand. Each is unique!

These Ornaments measure approx. 4.5″ long including the tassels.

All Beaded Star Ornaments come in assorted colors, please let us choose for you!

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Ornament – Beaded Turtle

Ornament - Beaded Turtle
Ornament – Beaded Turtle

Sparkling Beaded Turtle Ornaments come in a variety of colors. These Beaded Turtle Ornaments remind us of the creation story that says the world is held on Turtle’s back.  Add a few to your holiday tree, or have one hanging in a window or sitting on a shelf!

Native people of Guatemala create these Beaded Turtle Ornaments by hand. Each is unique!

These Turtle Ornaments measure approx. 2″ long.

Beaded Turtle Ornaments come in assorted colors, please let us choose for you!

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Ornament – Painted Medicine Wheel

Ornament - Painted Medicine Wheel
Ornament – Painted Medicine Wheel

Our Painted Medicine Wheel Ornaments add distinctive Native American flair to your holiday decor. We create our Painted Medicine Wheel Ornaments right here at the shop!

Each Painted Medicine Wheel Ornament measures 7″ long including leather lacing tassel.

Painted Medicine Wheel Ornaments come in assorted colors, please let us choose for you!

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Ornament Soft Sculpture

Ornament Soft Sculpture
Ornament Soft Sculpture

Add some Southwestern color to your holiday decor!  Navajo artisan Peter Ray James hand sews these soft sculpture ornaments and paints them in colorful designs.  He adds small branches to their backs. Each comes with black thread to hang.  Each ornament measures approximately 3.5″ long.

These ornaments are so delightful you might decide to display them year round!

All Soft Sculpture Ornaments feature assorted painted designs, please let us choose for you!

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Ornament – Dragonfly

Ornament - Dragonfly
Ornament – Dragonfly

Beaded Dragonfly Ornaments come in a variety of sparkling colors. Add their bright winged beauty to your holiday tree or anywhere in your home!  Native people of Guatemala create these Beaded Dragonfly Ornaments by hand. Each is unique!

These Beaded Dragonfly Ornaments measure approx. 3″ long.

Beaded Dragonfly Ornaments come in assorted colors, please let us choose for you!

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Ornament – Spirit Bells

Ornament - Spirit Bells
Ornament – Spirit Bells

Exclusive Wandering Bull Spirit Bells will make a perfect decoration for your home, car or clothing!  We make our Spirit Bells Ornaments with Bone Hairpipe, Abalone discs and Brass Hawk Bells. Add a Native American touch to your home or holiday tree!

We make our Spirit Bells Ornaments right here in the shop. You will not find these decorations anywhere else!

Spirit Bells Ornaments make a great decoration for Bags or Keychains, too! Hang one in your window or from your car mirror!

Spirit Bells Ornaments measure approx. 3.5″ long.

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Ornament – Beaded Snowman

Ornament - Beaded Snowman
Ornament – Beaded Snowman

Our Beaded Snowman Ornament adds a seasonal touch to your holiday decor!

These adorable Snowmen come complete with a hat, scarf and carrot nose!  Native people of Guatemala make each Beaded Snowman Ornaments by hand. Therefore, each one is unique!

Beaded Snowman Ornaments measure 1.5″ high.

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Pottery Antique Cochiti Dish

Pottery Antique Cochiti Dish
Pottery Antique Cochiti Dish

Add this unusually shaped Antique Cochiti Pottery Dish to your collection!  This shallow dish with a footed base comes from the early 20th century.  The potter started with terracotta colored clay.  He or she covered the top with a light colored slip and painted a floral design with black paint.   The hole allows you to hang the dish for storage or display.  The 3/4″ high raised base keeps it steady on a flat surface.

This Dish measures 6.25″ across at the widest point.  It stands about 1.75″ tall.   It does show some wear but structurally, this piece is in very good condition.

One of a Kind!

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Read the Denver Art Museum Leaflet on Pottery of the Southwestern Tribes.

Metallic Ornaments of the New York Indians

Metallic Ornaments of the New York Indians
Metallic Ornaments of the New York Indians

By William M Beauchamp. Softcover. 120 pgs.

Metallic Ornaments of the New York Indians is a facsimile reprint of the 1903 New York State Museum Bulletin. The text describes the brooches, earrings, cones and other ornaments.  Often, archaeologists find these items in their excavations. Illustrations of each item in the text appears in the 37 pages of illustrations.

This book will make a great reference for identifying old items. Crafters and Living History Re-enactors will also find it useful for finding patterns to make reproductions.

Black & White illustrations.

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ISBN 9781117080796

Pottery Jemez 5 1/4″

Pottery Jemez 5 1/4"
Pottery Jemez 5 1/4″

This polychrome 5 1/4″ Jemez Pottery is red, brown and cream. The clay vase features a feather motif and abstract design. The artist, Andrea Tafoya, has signed the bottom of the piece. Jemez Pueblo is the northernmost of three major Pueblos along the Jemez River, a tributary of the Rio Grande.

The vase measures 5 1/4″ tall and the opening is 2 3/4″ in diameter. The base is 2″ in diameter.

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Pottery Southwestern

Pottery
Pottery Southwestern

This polychrome 5″ Southwestern Pottery is red, tan and cream. The  handmade clay vase features a geometric abstract design and polished bottom. Made circa. 1950’s this vintage piece is in good condition.

The vase measures 5″ tall and the opening is 2″ in diameter. The base is 2″ in diameter.

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Pottery Antique Figural Cup – 20% Off!

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.

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Pottery Antique Black U Shaped Container – 20% Off!

Pottery Antique Black 2 Sided Container

Pottery Antique Black 2 Sided Container

This rustic Black Pottery container will make an unusual addition to your collection. It comes from the early 20th century,  likely made in South America.  It features openings on each end and could have been a serving vessel or a vase.

The crafter made it with black clay. The inside is not glazed, and the outside seems to have a light glaze.  The crafter did not add any decorative elements.  The container stands about 5.5″ tall.  The openings are squared and measure about 2.75″ x 2.5″.   The flattened part of the bottom measures 3.5″ x 2.25″.

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Pottery Ceramic Storyteller

Pottery Ceramic Storyteller a
Pottery Ceramic Storyteller

This Storyteller Ceramic Pottery features a woman with seven children surrounding her to listening to the story. She is wearing a large blue necklace and blue earrings. Her outfit is decorated with a nicely painted geometric pattern. Each child has uniquely painted clothes.

The piece is 4″ tall and the base is 3.75″ x 2.5″.

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Pottery Storyteller with Pink Blanket

Pottery Storyteller with Pink Blanket
Pottery Storyteller with Pink Blanket

This small piece of Pottery of a Storyteller with Pink Blanket is signed by the artist. The storyteller is wrapped in a blanket holding four children.

The piece measures 3″ tall and 1.75″ wide.

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Amber Hairpipe

Amber Hairpipe
Amber Hairpipe

When you are looking for a new take on an old favorite, try Amber Hairpipe!  Natural Horn Amber colored Hairpipe looks slightly translucent. Because it is a natural product, shading varies. Make sure that you order enough to complete your project.  We can not guarantee that the shades will match with the next lot!

Native Americans first used “Hairpipes” made from shells or bird bones as simple ear ornaments or hair ornaments.  Later, they made hairpipes into necklaces, chokers and most strikingly, into Breastplates.  In the later 19th century, Bone Hairpipe became the material of choice.

Today, we offer Hairpipe in several materials besides Bone. Buffalo Horn Hairpipe and Red Amber Hairpipe remain popular. Additionally we sell Ultra Thin Hairpipe, Burnished Hairpipe and Antiqued Hairpipe.  You can create chokers, bracelets, necklaces and breastplates in a variety of colors and looks.

Amber Hairpipe comes in three sizes:

  • 0.5″
  • 1″
  • 1.5″ sizes.

You can purchase them in packages of 25 pieces, estimated 100  pieces or estimated 1000 pieces.

 

Antique Whimsy Lot

Antique Whimsy Lot
Antique Whimsy Lot

Four unique Antique Beaded Whimsies come with this Lot.  You will get a Mini Purse, a Pincushion like ornament and two Wall Pockets.

These are classic examples of Beaded Whimsy tourist souvenirs. Native American crafters in the border regions between Canada and the United States at the turn of the 20th century created many of these Whimsies for the tourist trade.

The Mini Purse comes in Dark Red fabric over a cardboard base with Clear Pony Beads and Basket Bead designs.  The front flap features a Botanical design and the back has a Bird design.  It measures about 3.75″ long x 2.5″ wide.   The fabric has deteriorated and it has suffered noticeable bead loss.  Only one of the closure clasps remains and one of the loop tassels has fallen off.

The Pincushion Ornament features a rounded top and a pointed bottom.  The crafter used Red fabric for the front and what may have been Blue on the back.  He or she bound the edges with bias tape.  On the front, the crafter created a medallion design in Clear and Transparent Green Seed Beads and Blue Basket Beads.  Below this, you will find White Seed Beads spelling NIAGARA FALLS 1924.  A loop of assorted Seed Beads at the top allowed the Pincushion to hang.   This piece measures about 4.5″ x 4.5″ at its widest points.  You will see some bead loss in the word ‘FALLS’ and the Fabric has faded in color.  Otherwise, this piece remains in very good condition for its age.

The smaller Wall Pocket has lost most of its Red Wool Fabric and edging.  Most of the Clear Seed Bead and Basket Beads that form the Botanical designs remain.  The back fabric is intact.  It measures about 6.5″ tall x 4″ wide.

The larger Wall Pocket features a deep Wine colored velveteen on the front.   The Clear Seed Beads of the floral medallions remain mostly intact, but the Basket Bead centers have come off of most of them.  You will see further bead loss around the edges and some of the Clear Seed Bead tassel loops have come off.  If there was a hanging loop at the top, it is no longer present.  The back fabric shows spotting and small holes. The front pocket retains its shape, the cardboard has not collapsed. This Wall Pocket measures about 8.5″ tall (not including the Beaded Tassels) x 5″ at the widest point.

We are selling these Antique Beaded Whimsies as a lot.

One of a Kind!

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Bone Hairpipe

Bone Hairpipe -
Bone Hairpipe

The Wandering Bull offers top quality real Bone Hairpipe with uniform widths, holes and smoothness! They come with 2 mm holes. Therefore, you will find them ready to use for chokers, breastplates, necklaces and more!

Native Americans first used “Hairpipes” made from shells or bird bones as simple ear ornaments or hair ornaments.  Later, they made hairpipes into necklaces, chokers and most strikingly, into Breastplates.  In the later 19th century, Bone Hairpipe became the material of choice. Bone Pipe Stems from corn cob pipes were even made into Hairpipe! Breastplates became symbols of status and Necklaces and Bandoleers gained in popularity during the Reservation period.

Today, we offer Hairpipe in several materials besides Bone. Buffalo Horn Hairpipe and Amber Hairpipe remain popular. Additionally we sell Ultra Thin Hairpipe, Burnished Hairpipe and Antiqued Hairpipe.  You can create chokers, bracelets, necklaces and breastplates in a variety of colors and looks.

Choose from 7 sizes

  • 0.5″
  • 1″
  • 1.5″
  • 2″
  • 2.5″
  • 3″
  • 4″

Purchase your hairpipe in 25 count, 100 count or 1000 count packages. Quantity discounts apply to packages of 10 or more of the 100 count packages.

Buffalo Horn Hairpipe

Buffalo Horn Hairpipe
Buffalo Horn Hairpipe

We import our Buffalo Horn Hairpipe from India. The polished natural black horn looks great in chokers, breastplates, necklaces and other items.  Because these are a natural product, the width may vary.

Native Americans first used “Hairpipes” made from shells or bird bones as simple ear ornaments or hair ornaments.  Later, they made hairpipes into necklaces, chokers and most strikingly, into Breastplates.  In the later 19th century, Bone Hairpipe became the material of choice.

Today, we offer Hairpipe in several materials besides Bone. Amber Hairpipe and Red Amber Hairpipe remain popular. Additionally we sell Ultra Thin Hairpipe, Burnished Hairpipe and Antiqued Hairpipe.  You can create chokers, bracelets, necklaces and breastplates in a variety of colors and looks.

Horn Hairpipe is available in 6 sizes:

  • 0.5″
  • 1″
  • 1.5″
  • 2″
  • 3″
  • 4″

You can purchase Buffalo Horn Hairpipe in packages of 25 pieces, 100 pieces or 1000 pieces.

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Ultra Thin Bone Hairpipe

Ultra Thin Bone Hairpipe
Ultra Thin Bone Hairpipe

This elegant Ultra Thin Bone Hairpipe gives a very different look to chokers and jewelry. You will find it delicate enough for you to make earrings with it!

Native Americans first used “Hairpipes” made from shells or bird bones as simple ear ornaments or hair ornaments.  Later, they made hairpipes into necklaces, chokers and most strikingly, into Breastplates.  In the later 19th century, Bone Hairpipe became the material of choice.

Today, we offer Hairpipe in several materials besides Bone. Buffalo Horn Hairpipe and Amber Hairpipe remain popular. Additionally we sell Burnished Hairpipe and Antiqued Hairpipe.  You can create chokers, bracelets, necklaces and breastplates in a variety of colors and looks.

We carry Ultra Thin Hairpipe in three sizes:

  • .5″
  • 1″
  • 1.5″

You can purchase these Hairpipe in packages of 25 pieces, 100 pieces or 1000 pieces.

Red Amber Hairpipe

Red Amber Hairpipe
Red Amber Hairpipe

Make a striking choker or bracelet with these Red Amber Hairpipe! Natural Horn Red Amber colored Hairpipe looks slightly translucent. Because it is a natural product, shading varies. Make sure that you order enough to complete your project.  We can not guarantee that the shades will match with the next lot!

Native Americans first used “Hairpipes” made from shells or bird bones as simple ear ornaments or hair ornaments.  Later, they made hairpipes into necklaces, chokers and most strikingly, into Breastplates.  In the later 19th century, Bone Hairpipe became the material of choice.

Today, we offer Hairpipe in several materials besides Bone. Buffalo Horn Hairpipe and Amber Hairpipe remain popular. Additionally we sell Ultra Thin Hairpipe, Burnished Hairpipe and Antiqued Hairpipe.  You can create chokers, bracelets, necklaces and breastplates in a variety of colors and looks.

We carry Red colored Amber Hairpipe in three sizes:

  • .5″
  • 1″
  • 1.5″

You can purchase these Hairpipe in packages of 25 pieces, 100 pieces or 1000 pieces.

 

Mini Rawhide Drums

Mini Rawhide Drums
Mini Rawhide Drums

Mini Rawhide Drums are lovely little ornaments.  Our Mini Drums come with natural wood frames and real rawhide laced on with Imitation Sinew.  The Mini Rawhide Drums have a hanging loop attached.

Enjoy our Mini Rawhide Drums as they are, or decorate them with paint! You can also add some Glass Beads or attach some Feathers. These Rawhide Drums make nice favors! Or hang several on your holiday tree!

Each Mini Rawhide Drum measures 1.5″ in diameter and 1.25″ tall.

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Bone Hairpipe History

Bone Hairpipe

Bone Hairpipe History – Not Just Bone!

Bone Hairpipe history is long in North America.  Thousands of years before Bone Hairpipe became popular, tube shaped beads, often tapered at both ends, were used as decorative elements by the Native Americans of North America.  Some of the earliest tube beads were made from conch shells and were highly valued. Tube beads were also made from bird bones and copper during the prehistoric period. Continue reading Bone Hairpipe History

Reproduction Clay Pot

Reproduction Clay Pot
Reproduction Clay Pot

Our Reproduction Clay Pot is designed to look like actual pottery found at Native American sites. The potter creates these Reproduction Pots by hand. She then decorates them with etching and fabric impressions.  She does not glaze them.

These Pots are completely functional! Living Hiostory Re-enactors can use them as a drinking vessel or a heat resistant container to heat up a small meal.

Our Reproduction Pots come in two sizes. The smaller pot measures 4″ high with a 3″ diameter scalloped top. The larger pot measures 6″ high with a 3.5″ diameter top.

Each  Clay Pot is handmade.  The top edges and decorations will vary.

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Ceramic Smudge Bowl

Ceramic Smudge Bowl
Ceramic Smudge Bowl

Our Ceramic Smudge Bowl is handmade exclusively for us! This terracotta colored Bowl is hand painted with a Double Curve Motif and fully glazed on the inside.  You will find this Bowl an attractive alternative to a shell or whatever you have been ‘making do’ with!

Because our crafter makes these Ceramic Bowls in a Reproduction Redware tradition, it will also appeal to our Re-enactor customers looking for a small pottery dish for camp.

This Bowl measures 5″ in diameter at the rim and 2.5″ across the bottom. Hand Painted Double Curve designs will vary.

Don’t forget to order a Wooden Stand for your Ceramic Smudge Bowl and a Smudge Stick to put in it!

Click here to read about Smudging Rituals and Supplies!

Pouch Black Velveteen Drawstring

Pouch Black Velveteen Drawstring
Pouch Black Velveteen Drawstring

Use these chic Black Velveteen Drawstring Pouches to store and transport any small items.  Buy a few to store jewelry, ornaments, small smudging supplies, fire starting tools, what have you!  You can also use them as gift wrapping for small gifts!

Each pouch measures 5.25″ x 4″ and comes with a knotted cord drawstring.  The inside is a synthetic fabric.

Limited Quantities!

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Hand painted Golden Eagle Fluffs

Hand Painted Golden Eagle Fluffs
Hand painted Golden Eagle Fluffs

Hand Painted Golden Eagle Fluffs are beautiful imitations of the real thing!  Use them for Women’s Hair Ornaments, Roach Pins, Headdresses and Bustles.

Our painter lightly paints soft feathers to resemble Golden Eagle Fluffs.

We sell these Fluffs by the dozen.  Each feather measures approximately 6″ long.

You may also like our other Hand Painted Feathers!

Quilled Medicine Wheels

Quilled Medicine Wheels
Quilled Medicine Wheels

Quilled Medicine Wheels come wrapped with real Porcupine Quills. Each one features the Four Directions colors, Black, White, Red and Yellow.  Use these decorated Medicine Wheels for hair ornaments or attach them to hats, shields, bags etc.

Each Medicine Wheel measures approximately 2″ in diameter.

We sell them individually or in pairs.

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For more information, view the Denver Art Museum leaflet on Porcupine Quillwork HERE!

Silver in the Fur Trade: 1680-1820

Silver in the Fur Trade
Silver in the Fur Trade: 1680-1820

By Martha Wilson Hamilton. 236 pgs. Softcover.

Silver in the Fur Trade 1680-1820 summarizes the trading routes used during the early contact and Colonial periods.  Hamilton provides many photos and discussion of forms of silver ornaments and other trade items.

Her book is packed with photographs and drawings with text describing how these trade items were made and used.

Additionally, this book includes a section on silversmith trademarks.

Both Living History Re-enactors and collectors will enjoy perusing this book.  Click to shop our other Living History Supplies!

ISBN 0964608707

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Bolo Tie Beverly Etsate Kachina

Bolo Tie Beverly Etsate Kachina a
Bolo Tie Beverly Etsate Kachina

This vintage Sterling Silver Beverly Etsate Kachina Bolo Tie is in beautiful condition! Zuni artist Beverly Etsate is a renowned jewelry maker and her work is collected worldwide. This piece features a Buffalo Kachina inlay on the slide with matching tips and is made with Mother of Pearl, Turquoise, Coral, Black Onyx and Sterling Silver. You will find her signature on the back of the slide and on both of the tips. The sterling silver has beautiful stamped scroll work around the edges of all three pieces.

The slide measures 4″ long and 2″ wide. The ends of the braided leather have 2″ sterling silver cones and dangling 1″ matching inlaid ornaments.

Beverly Etsate is the daughter of  Zuni artists Rosalie and Augustine Pinto. For the past 40 years she has continued their tradition of making inlaid jewelry in the same style as her elders. Some of her favorite designs are kachinas, mudheads and bears.

One of a Kind!

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Ringneck Pheasant Tail Feathers – Female

Ringneck Pheasant Tail Feathers Female
Ringneck Pheasant Tail Feathers Female

You will find our Natural Female Ringneck Pheasant Tail Feathers a little more delicate than the Maile Ringneck Tail Feathers.  They appear lighter in color and come with more bars.

Use them for Fans, Roaches or other hair ornaments.

Choose from 2 length ranges:

  • 6″-8″
  • 8″-10″

We sell these Feathers in in Packages of 10.

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Whole Buffalo Tail Braintanned

Buffalo Tail
Buffalo/ Bison  Tail

We offer Whole Braintanned  Buffalo Tail for craft work and utensils.  Native Americans used Buffalo Tails as hair ornaments and fly swatters. In addition, they used tails as decorations for tipi poles and clubs.

Because Buffalo Tails are natural products, they will vary.

Our Buffalo Tails measure approx. 24″ long.

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

African Porcupine Quills

African Porcupine Quills
African Porcupine Quills

African Porcupine Quills are long and hollow like a stick. You can use African Porcupine Quills for barrette sticks, hair ornaments, quilting and other craft projects.

For quilting and sewing projects, sewers can use African Porcupine Quills to ease fabric pieces into your sewing machine, turn small sewn tubes inside out, or to mark seams on fabric (they magically disappear!).

African Porcupine Quills measure 5″ to 6″ long. We sell them individually.

Buy 10 – 49 quills for $1.95 each or 50 or more for $1.75 each!

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Wedding Vases Red Clay

Wedding Vases Red Clay
Wedding Vases Red Clay

Our Red Clay Wedding Vases are made by Native American artists.  They etch traditional designs on them and finish them with traditional colors. You will find the artist’s signature on the bottom of each Vase.  These Vases are made with red clay.  The insides are not glazed, so they will not hold liquids.

Several Native American peoples, especially in the Southwest,  have used Wedding vases as part of a marriage ceremony. On a Wedding Vase, one spout represents the husband, the other the wife. The looped handle represents the unity of marriage.  A special beverage was added to the vase and the couple drank from it.  Wedding Vases make a special gift for a new couple.

Our medium vase measures 8″ tall  x 5.5″ at the widest point. The small vase measures 5.5″ tall  x 4.5″ at the widest point. The colors & designs may vary from vase to vase.

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Wanted Items

Wandering Bull Links of InterestWe are always looking for new and unusual products to include on our website. If you know someone who can provide any of the following items or other products that would complement our line please email us photos, descriptions, cost and availability of the items.

Currently we are looking for:

  • Antiques: beadwork, rugs, pottery, baskets, personal collections, etc
  • Large inventories from store closings, vendors, overstocks, etc.
  • Clay pipes – Eastern Woodlands
  • Sweetgrass braids
  • Brain-tanned deer hides

Contact Us Today If you have anything available on the above list.

36th Annual NAIA Indian Education Pow Wow and Fall Festival

NATIVE AMERICAN ARTS & CRAFTS · PAINTINGS · PICTURES · CLOTHING
INDIAN JEWELRY · POTTERY · INDIAN TACOS · CHILI · HOMINY · FRY BREAD
STORYTELLING · INDIAN GAMES · DEMONSTRATIONS

This fall, journey to Nashville for an event you will always remember – a three-day educational pow wow & fall festival offering you the opportunity to personally experience the culture and spirit of the American Indian people. The Indian Education Powwow and Fall Festival attracts people from all over the state of Tennessee and the United States.  Each October, Indians of different Nations gather to share part of their culture. This spirited event is not just for the reunion of family and friends, but for anyone who would like to witness and join in the celebration of the culture that is nurtured by some 19,500 Indians who call Tennessee home today.

Treat yourself to the delights of traditional native food, such as fry bread, Indian tacos, and hominy made the “Indian way”.

Pow Wow Info

Pow Wow Schedule

Pow Wow Staff and Dancers

 

Long Hunter State Park

2910 Hobson Pike

Nashville TN 37076

Abenaki Heritage Weekend

Abenaki Heritage Weekend

Location: Lake Champlain Maritime Museum 4472 Basin Harbor Road  VT  05491

Time: 10:30 am to 4:30 pm

Details: Join the Native American community at the Abenaki Heritage Weekend.  Members of the Elnu Abenaki Tribe, the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk and Koasek Traditional Band of the Koas Abenaki Nation, Missisquoi Abenaki Tribe.  Join the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association work with Museum staff to plan and present the event.

The Native people are experts in the living indigenous arts and traditions which they come together to share with one another and with visitors. They have inherited, researched, reconstructed, or apprenticed to learn the techniques with which they create outstanding bead work, quill work, basketry, pottery, woodworking and other items for personal use or for sale. Tribal members will also share songs, drumming, dancing, games, food preparation, and other life skills.

Abenaki Heritage Weekend also includes opportunities to share cultural heritage through indoor presentations and a gallery talk with the curators and artists.

For more info: http://abenakiart.org/abenaki_heritage_weekend

Contact: abenaki@abenakiart.org

 

Breastplate Plains Style Instructions

breastplate instructions plains style

Plains Style Breastplate 

The Hairpipe Breastplate has historically been associated with the Comanche. They were first created in the mid 19th century  and were adopted by many other tribes of the Great Plains.  The term “Hairpipe” is used to describe the long, slim, hollow beads made from animal bone that are used to make Breastplates.

How to make a Plains Style Breastplate – 36 rows long:

You can make a longer Breastplate by using more Hairpipe and longer Breastplate  strips

Continue reading Breastplate Plains Style Instructions