Powder Horn with strap

Powder Horn with strap
Powder Horn with Strap

Our stock Powder Horn with strap comes ready to use!  Polished natural cow horn includes a groove to hold the strap. Living History Re-enactors wear Powder Horns as an accessory. Native American dancers can wear them as part of their Native American Regalia.

Our Powder Horn includes a wooden stopper and a wooden base and a woven strap.

Powder horns are containers that hold gunpowder. Historically, soldiers made Powder Horns from cows, oxen or buffalo horns. Natural horn has the advantage of being waterproof and already hollow inside. Stoppers of wood or bone or horn were placed at each end of the horn. A soldier filled the horn with gunpowder at the large end, and dispensed powder from the smaller end.
Soldiers sometimes decorated their Powder Horns with carvings or inlays. They usually carried them with a long strap over their shoulder.

The Wandering Bull offers Powder Horns as collectible items. Living History Re-enactors also use Powder Horns as part of their kit.  You can choose from our standard stock Powder Horn or one of the One of a Kind horns that we acquire from other collectors.

Colors and curvature of each Powder Horn will vary.  Our stock Powder Horns measure approx 12″ long.

Shop for more Living History Supplies! You will find Cartridge Papers, Tomahawks, and Reproduction tableware.

Powder Horn Scalloped End

Powder Horn Scalloped End
Powder Horn Scalloped End

Get this sturdy handmade Powder Horn for your kit or collection! The crafter made it from an 8″ long Steer Horn.  At the butt end, he carved a scalloped section that holds the strap.  He added wood stoppers to both ends.  Copper nails hold the butt end stopper in place, so you cannot open it.  The narrow end has a removable stopper.  A piece of synthetic cord serves as a strap, but you can replace it with Leather or your own Strap.

Powder horns are containers used to hold gunpowder. Historically, soldiers made Powder Horns from cows, oxen or buffalo horns. Natural horn has the advantage of being waterproof and already hollow inside. Stoppers of wood or bone or horn inserted at each end of the horn kept the powder dry. A soldier filled the horn with gunpowder at the large end, and dispensed powder from the smaller end.  Soldiers sometimes decorated their Powder Horns with carvings or inlays. They usually carried them with a long strap over their shoulder.

The Wandering Bull, LLC offers Powder Horns as collectible items. Living History re-enactors also use Powder Horns as part of their kit.

You can choose from our standard stock Powder Horn or one of the One of a Kind horns that we acquire from other collectors.

One of a Kind!

Shop for more Living History Supplies!

Powdered Pigment Paint

Powdered Pigment Paint
Powdered Pigment Paint

You will find Powdered Pigment Paint in muted natural colors perfect for coloring or painting Deerskin or Rawhide. You can rub it directly onto leather, or mix it with water and paint it on.

It becomes permanent when you mix it with glue and water.  Traditionally, artists may have used egg whites to make it permanent.

Try some to decorate your Hand Drum!

We sell dry pigment paint in 1 ounce jars.

Watch our YouTube Video on Painting on Leather and Rawhide!

You may also like our Grease Face Paints!

Polished Steer Horns

Polished Steer Horns
Polished Steer Horns

Our Polished Steer Horns will make great Powder Horns. You can also use them to make Split Horn Bonnets, Horn Rattles and more.

The colors range from off-white to black. We sell our Steer Horns individually. If you order two, we will do our best to match them as a pair.  These are a natural product, so allow for variations.

Small Steer Horns measure between 5″-8″ long. Large Steer Horns measure between 8″-12″ long.

We also sell ready to use Powder Horns with a Leather Strap.

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!

 

Wampum Belt 5 Row Cobalt & White

Wampum Belt 5 Row Cobalt & White
Wampum Belt 5 Row Cobalt & White

Master Craftsman Andy Bullock created this brilliant 5 row Wampum Belt exclusively for us! He used White and Transparent Cobalt Blue Glass Reproduction Wampum to create the design.

Add it as a strap to your Bandoleer Bag or Powder Horn! Or wear it alone as a sash!

This Wampum Belt measures 27.25″ long x 2.25″ wide. It comes with 13″ of Smoke Suede Leather fringe.

One of a Kind!

Shop for more Wampum Belts!

Read our Article on Eastern Woodlands Jewelry & Accessories!

Metal Canisters – TWO SIZES

Metal Canisters
Metal Canisters

Simple metal canisters with lids for storing craft supplies, herbs, powdered paint, what have you! We brought these in especially for our re-enactor customers who want to avoid using plastic containers. Our Metal Canisters will hold face paint, dried herbs and other necessities. They are also useful for crafters and herbalists.

Choose from two sizes:

  • 2″ x 1.5″ holds 2 ounces
  • 2.5″ x 1.75″ holds 4 ounces

Need containers for your beads? Try our Stacking Bead Jars! Clear jars make it easy to find what you are looking for!

Wampum Belt Cobalt & White Diamond Design

Wampum Belt Cobalt & White Diamond Design
Wampum Belt Cobalt & White Diamond Design

Master Craftsman Andy Bullock created this classic 5 row Wampum Belt exclusively for us! He used Transparent Cobalt Blue and White Glass Reproduction Wampum to create the design.

Add it as a strap to your Bandoleer Bag or Powder Horn! Or wear it alone as a sash!

This Wampum Belt measures 26″ long x 2.25″ wide. It comes with 12″ of Smoke Suede Leather fringe.

One of a Kind!

Shop for more Wampum Belts!

Read our Article on Eastern Woodlands Jewelry & Accessories!

Bison Horns

Bison Horns
Bison Horns

These natural Bison Horns will make very large Powder Horns. Cut the horn and use it to make a Horn Roach Spreader. You can also use them to make Split Horn Bonnets, Horn Rattles and more.

These horns are natural black. They come minimally cleaned. We sell these Horns individually. These are a natural product, so allow for variations.

Bison Horns measure approximately 12″ long. The opening measures about 4″ in diameter.

We also sell Bison Toes!

Drum Frames

Drum Frames
Drum Frames

You can make your own hand drum with our natural Maple Wood Drum Frames. Each Wood Drum Frame is constructed by steam-bending the maple wood into a perfect circle.  Our Wood Drum Frames come pre-sanded and ready to use.

When you make your own drum, remember to order Rawhide sized at least 4″ larger than the diameter of the Drum Frame.  This will ensure that you have enough to overlap the edges of the Drum Frame.  Personalize your Hand Drum with Powdered Pigment Paint!

Choose from 5 diameters:

  •  9″  (1-3/4″ deep)
  • 10″  (2″ deep)
  • 13″  (2-1/4″ deep)
  • 15″  (2-3/8″ deep)
  • 18″  (2-3/8″ deep)

Not ready to buy individual components?  Try our Rawhide Hand Drum Kit which comes with everything you need to make a 9″ Hand Drum.