Pipe Bag Braintanned Deerskin and Wool – 25% Off!

Pipe Bag Braintanned Deerskin and Wool

Pipe Bag Braintanned Deerskin and Wool

Feast your eyes on this one of a kind Pipe Bag!  Master Craftsman Andy Bullock created this Pipe Bag with Braintanned Deerskin Leather and Navy Blue Wool.  Braintanned Deerskin Leather makes up the bottom half of this Pipe Bag.  Andy used lazy stitch to add geometric designs in classic old color 8/0 Pony Beads: Pony Trader Blue, Clear Cobalt Blue, Greasy Yellow and White Center Red.  He added two drops of Braintanned Deerskin Leather Lacing strung with aged Tin Cones.  On the bottom he added a panel of Braintanned Deerskin Leather cut into 6″ long fringe.

Andy made the top half of the Pipe Bag with Navy Blue Wool.  He continued the side beadwork on this section.  At the top he created 1.5″ long fringe with the selvage edge with a striped design.  Andy finished this Pipe Bag with a round of lazy stitch edge beading in Greasy Yellow and White Center Red 8/0 Pony Beads.

Overall this Pipe Bag measure 23″ long.  The bag part measures approximately 17″ long x  5.5″ wide.

One of a Kind!

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Pipe Bag Braintanned with Quillwork

Pipe Bag Braintanned with Quillwork

Braintanned Deerskin Beaded Pipe Bag with Quillwork

Add this one of a kind Pipe Bag Braintanned with Quillwork to your collection.   The crafter made it with Braintanned Deerskin Leather.  He used walnut hulls to dye it dark brown.  The crafter created geometric designs on both sides of the bag using lazy stitch with White, Royal Blue, White Center Red, Yellow and Green Seed Beads.  Additional beadwork appears along one side of the bag and lazy stitch edge beading lines the top opening of the bag.

Below the beadwork, the crafter added a section of porcupine quill wrapped rawhide strips.   They are arranged in square designs in Red, White and Peach/Pink porcupine quills. Six inches of Deerskin Leather fringe hangs from the bottom of this panel.  We got this pipe bag from a collection.  You will see insect damage to the quillwork (see photos).  Otherwise, you will find this bag in very good condition with no bead loss.

The main part of this Pipe Bag Braintanned with Quillwork measures 16 inches x 6 inches.  The beaded sections measure 9.25 inches x 6 inches.  The quillwork panel measures 2.25 inches x 6 inches.  The overall length of the bag is 24.5 inches.   One of a Kind!

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Pipe Bag Northern Plains Style

Pipe Bag Northern Plains Style

Painted and Beaded Northern Plains Style Pipe Bag

Store your favorite pipe with this one of a kind Pipe Bag Northern Plains Style.  The crafter made it with Braintanned Deerskin Leather.  He painted both sides green with painted handprints.  They are red on one side and yellow on the other.  He used lazy stitch to create a beaded strip on one side of the bag with White, Transparent Navy Blue, Yellow and White Center Red Seed Beads.  On the bottom, he created a beaded panel using lazy stitch.   This design features White, Yellow, Navy Blue and a different stock of White Center Red Seed Beads.

Below this, you will find a section of beaded fringe.  The beaded panel features small reproduction Wampum Beads in White, Black, Blue, Red and Yellow.  Twelve inches of painted Deerskin Leather fringe hangs from the bottom of this panel.  At the top, the crafter added tab fringe.  He painted the leather yellow and added red and black triangular designs to each tab.  A piece of Braintanned Deerskin Leather Lacing serves as a tie to hold the bag closed.

This Pipe Bag Northern Plains Style measures 16 inches x 6.5 inches, not including the beaded fringe.  The beaded panel and fringe measures about 14 inches long for an overall length of about 30 inches.  One of a Kind!

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Leather Accessories Bags

Leather Accessories Bags

Deerskin Leather Accessories Bags

We make our Leather Accessories Bags here at the shop. We use soft Deerskin Leather and Deerskin Leather Lacing.  These Bags have drawstring tops. We embellish them with fringe and assorted Glass Crow Beads.

We make each Bag by hand, so allow for color and size variation.  Because we make them as needed, there may be a delay in shipping your order.

Choose the Bag you need to hold your Sage, Smoking Blend, Herbs or Pipe. We offer four sizes:

  • Flute Bag Approx.   24″ long
  • Large Pipe Bag Approx. 18″ long
  • Personal Pipe Bag Approx. 11″ long
  • Botanicals Bag Approx. 7″ long

All Accessories Bags measurements are exclusive of the fringe.

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Pipe Soapstone Bird Effigy

Pipe Soapstone Bird Effigy

Handmade Soapstone Bird Effigy Platform Pipe

This Pipe Soapstone Bird Effigy comes in a shape called a Platform Pipe. The artist created this reproduction pipe based on historical examples. He made the entire pipe from soapstone.  The stem features a beveled bottom.  The carved bird effigy comes complete with etched feathers, feet, and a beak.  The artist inserted white Seed Beads for the eyes. The Pipe measures just about 6 inches long overall and about 0.75 inches high.  The bowl stands 2.25 inches tall from the bottom of the bevel.   The Bird carving measures 4  inches long x 1.5 inches tall x 1.25 inches wide.  The bowl is in the center of the bird’s back.   One of a Kind!

Native American tribes of the Eastern Woodlands first created platform pipes.  They often embellish them with animal effigies.  Crafters use soapstone, catlinite (pipestone) and claystone to make pipes like these.  Sometimes platform style pipes come with a separate wood stem.   Native American crafters have made and used soapstone pipes for centuries. Soapstone is a type of metamorphic rock that is relatively soft and easy to carve. Native American crafters value it for its workability and heat-retaining properties, making it suitable for crafting pipes.

This Pipe Soapstone Bird Effigy is a functional pipe.  It is heavy and fragile, so we recommend keeping it for display.  One of a Kind!

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Pipe Soapstone Otter Effigy

Pipe Soapstone Otter Effigy

Handmade Soapstone Otter Effigy Pipe

This Pipe Soapstone Otter Effigy comes from an artist in Maine. He created this reproduction pipe based on historical examples from New England. The artist made the entire pipe from soapstone. He carved the pipe bowl itself in the form of a Native American clay pot complete with a cross-hatched edge.  He added the three dimensional otter carving to the side.  The carving features eyes, ears, mouth and toe marks.  The Pipe measures just about 9 inches long overall.  The bowl stands 2.25 inches tall.   The stem portion measures 6.5 inches long by about 0.5 inches in diameter.   The Otter carving measures 2.5  inches x 1.25 inches.  One of a Kind!

Various Native American tribes have made and used soapstone pipes for centuries. Soapstone is a type of metamorphic rock that is relatively soft and easy to carve. Native American crafters value it for its workability and heat-retaining properties, making it suitable for crafting pipes.

This Pipe Soapstone Otter Effigy is a functional pipe.  It is heavy and fragile, so we recommend keeping it for display.  One of a Kind!

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Plains Pipe

Plains Pipe

Catlinite Plains Style Pipe

The Plains Pipe is one of the most common style of pipe in use throughout the period of white contact.

Several Native American groups and tribes used this style of Pipe.  Natives from the western Ohio Valley to the Rockies and from the Arkansas River to the plains of southern Canada all used long Pipes of a similar style.

Many pipes of this kind came directly into white hands from the American Indians during that period in our history marked by the Indian wars and treaties. Because Native Americans and Europeans often used an American Indian ceremonial pipe to bind a treaty, people came to refer to it as the peace pipe.

Choose 15″ or 23″ lengths including the Bowl.  The Bowl and Stem are each proportionately larger.

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Fancy Flaring Style Soapstone Pipe

Fancy Flaring Style Soapstone Pipe

Fancy Flaring Style Soapstone Pipe

Our crafter created this Fancy Flaring Style Soapstone Pipe in the style of 18th century trade pipes.  He chipped and etched the bowl in various geometric designs. Pipes like this have been found primarily in northeastern North America.

The artist added a hole to the pipe bowl. That holds a leather lanyard that will keep the bowl and stem together.  He hand drilled and sanded the wood stem.

The Pipe Bowl measures 3.5″ high and 1.5″ across. The stem measures approx. 7″ x 0.5″.

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Norridgewoc Style Soapstone Pipe

Norridgewoc Style Soapstone Pipe

Norridgewoc Style Soapstone Pipe

The Norridgewoc Style Soapstone Pipe comes from a crafter in Maine. He created this pipe as a reproduction of an artifact found in Maine. The stem also bears a historically authentic style.

The artist added a hole to the pipe bowl. That holds a leather lanyard that will keep the bowl and stem together.  He hand drilled and etched the wood stem.

The Pipe Bowl measures 3.5″ high and 1.25″ across. The Stem measures 7″ x 0.5″.

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Four Winds Pipe

Four Winds Pipe

Catlinite Four Winds Pipe

The Four Winds Pipe design comes with four rings cut into the stone.  These rings represent the four directions of the wind.

This is a very traditional, common motif found on pipe bowls. The rings may be in a variety of locations on these pipes, depending on the pipemaker.

Choose from two sizes: 15″ and 23″ overall length including the Bowl.  The lengths listed are approximate. The bowl and stem are each proportionately larger.

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Soapstone Pipe Eastern Woodlands

Eastern Woodlands soapstone pipe.

Eastern Woodlands Soapstone Pipe

Try this Eastern Woodlands Soapstone Pipe! The stem is made of wood and the bowl is made with beautiful soapstone. The artist added a hole to the pipe bowl that holds a yarn lanyard that will keep the bowl and wooden stem together. The soapstone bowl measures 2.5″ high 4″ long and 1″ across. The stem measures approx. 13.5″ long and 1″ wide.  One of a Kind!

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Soapstone Pipe Great Lakes Style

Great Lake Style Soapstone Pipe.

Great Lakes Style Soapstone Pipe with Inlay

Try this Great Lakes Style Soapstone Pipe! The stem is made of wood and the bowl is made with beautiful soapstone in a t-shape. The top of the bowl has a metal ring inlay. The artist added a hole to the pipe bowl that holds a yarn lanyard that will keep the bowl and wooden stem together. The soapstone bowl measures 3″ high 6.5″ long and 1″ across. The stem measures approx. 15″ long and 1.5″ wide.  One of a Kind!

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Soapstone Pipe Eastern Woodland

Eastern Woodland soapstone pipe.

Eastern Woodland 17 Inch Soapstone Pipe

Try this Eastern Woodland Soapstone Pipe! The stem is made of wood and the bowl is made with beautiful soapstone. The artist added a hole to the pipe bowl that holds a leather lanyard that will keep the bowl and wooden stem together. The soapstone bowl measures 2.25″ high 2.5″ long and .75″ across. The stem measures approx. 14″ long and 1″ wide.  One of a Kind!

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Soapstone Pipe Eastern Woodlands 16 Inch

Eastern Woodlands 16 inch soapstone pipe.

Eastern Woodland 16 Inch Soapstone Pipe

Try this Eastern Woodland 16 Inch Soapstone Pipe! The stem is made of wood and the bowl is made with beautiful soapstone. The artist added a hole to the pipe bowl that holds a leather lanyard that will keep the bowl and wooden stem together. The soapstone bowl measures 2.75″ high 3.25″ long and .75″ across. The stem measures approx. 13″ long and 1″ wide.  One of a Kind!

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Elbow Pipe

Elbow Pipe

Elbow Pipe

In the 18th and 19th centuries, Native Americans of the Plains often used the Elbow Pipe.  We offer this style made with natural Catlinite (Pipestone) and a wood stem.

Choose from 2 lengths, approximately 14″ or approximately 21″  total length.

The bowl and stem are each proportionately larger. Each stem is made for the bowl and they will vary in color of wood, leather and beads.

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Glass Tile Beads – Small Pink 50% Off!

Glass Tile Beads

Glass Tile Beads

Compared to Czech Tile Beads, some India Tile Beads are less uniform in shape and color. They tend to have thicker sides and narrower holes.  Imitation Sinew will easily go through the holes.  They make nice additions to Bone Hairpipe Chokers and Necklaces.  You will find them a perfect economical Glass Bead for your projects.

Standard Beads measure approximately 6 mm long x 5mm wide with a 2mm hole.

We now offer 10 colors of Larger Tile Beads that measure between 8mm – 9mm long.  Their width is 6mm – 7mm. Hole diameters vary between 2mm – 3mm.

We offer these beads in 1 ounce bags with approx. 75-80 beads. You can also buy them in 1/2 kilo packages with over 1000 beads.

Pink & Light Purple are smaller India Tile Beads. They are just a smidgen shorter in length and width (5 mm rather than 6 mm) but the hole is much smaller. You will only get Thread or a single ply Imitation Sinew through it.

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Splendid Heritage

Splendid Heritage

Perspectives on American Indian Art

Ed. by John and Marva Warnock. 223 pgs. Softcover.

This exhibition catalog is filled with enticing photographs of clothing, tools, bags, pipes and more. Most of the items date from the 18th and 19th centuries and come from the Eastern, Plains and Plateau areas of the United States.

Three essays discuss the cultural context of the items.

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Ornament – Spirit Bells

Ornament - Spirit Bells

Ornament – Spirit Bells

Spirit Bells Ornaments are sold singly.

Exclusive Wandering Bull Spirit Bells will make a perfect decoration for your home, car or clothing!  We make them ourselves with real 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!

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

Each ornament  measures approx. 3.5″ long.

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Plastic Tubes

Plastic Tubes

Plastic Tubes

You will find these Plastic Tubes uniformly sized and lightweight.  Use them for craft projects and jewelry.  The economical price makes them ideal for group projects and children’s crafts.

We sell these Tubes in 2 sizes:  0.5″ and 1″  long in bags of 100 pieces.

You may also like our Plastic Hairpipe!

Wampum Tubes

Wampum Tubes

Wampum Tubes

The most commonly used Wampum Beads, you can use these Wampum Tubes for jewelry. You can also weave them into traditional or contemporary Wampum Belts or as highlights on bags and other accessories.

Quantity Discounts available when you buy 10 or more of one size.

We offer the following sizes:

  • 7 mm x 6 mm
  • 10 mm x 3 mm
  • 10 mm x 4 mm
  • 10 mm x 5 mm
  • 10 mm x 6 mm
  • 14 mm x 4 mm
  • 18 mm x 4 mm

We proudly offer real Quahog Wampum Tubes, Hairpipe, Beads and Findings for your most traditional jewelry and regalia. These real Quahog Wampum Shell beads and pendants will vary in color striations – each bead is a miniature work of art! Beads are measured in millimeters (length x diameter). These are exceptional pieces for the most particular craftspeople. Please note prices are PER PIECE.

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Beaded Leggin – Single – 50% Off!

Beaded Leggin - Single

Beaded Leggin – Single

This Single Beaded Leggin features a Lazy Stitch geometric design on Smoke colored Leather with a cotton fabric top.  The crafter created this Leggin around 1970.  He used White, Red, Dark Red, Cobalt Blue, Yellow, Orange and an iridescent Amber Seed Beads to create the design.  He cut 1″ long fringe on one side.

There is only one of these Leggins and it was exposed to a heavy dust that has discolored both the Beads and the Leather on half of it.   Besides the discoloration, there are a few spots where the Beads have come loose. You could use it for the basis for a beaded Pipe Bag or other accessory.

It measures 22″ long overall.  The leather measures 13″ long and 6″ wide at the bottom cuff.  The beadwork section measures 14″ x 6.5″ (some of it is covered by the flap).  One of a Kind!

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Wampum Belt 5 Row Clay

Wampum Belt 5 Row Clay

Reproduction Clay Wampum Belt

This Wampum Belt 5 Row Clay features square and checkered designs. The crafter used reproduction clay wampum beads in white and purple to create the belt.  He wrapped the outside edges with red twine.  Then he created yarn tabs for each end.  At one end, he attached 1 inch Bone Hairpipe and at the other blue Crow Beads.  Braided yarn serves as ties.  You will see that a couple of purple Wampum Beads have broken and are missing (last photo).  The crafter wrapped one open space with red twine.

This Wampum Belt 5 Row Clay measures 33 inches long x 2.25 inches wide. The beaded section measures about 31 inches long.  The ties measure about 14 inches on one side and 9 inches on the other.   Because of the fragility of the clay beads, we recommend purchasing this belt for display only.  One of a Kind!

Native Americans who lived on the Northeast Coast created distinctive beads from the shells of the Quahog clam and Whelk snails.  They called these purple and white beads wampum. Crafters strung  early disc shaped wampum beads in simple strands.  When tube shaped wampum beads made from shell and glass were available, they strung them together with a loom and made them into belts. Crafters created patterns by using one color bead as the background and the other for contrast. They used some of these belts to convey messages of war or peace.  Wampum belts became symbols of status. Wampum Belts were used as straps for bags or worn as sashes.

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