Knife Sheath Quilled Walnut Dyed

Knife Sheath Quilled Walnut Dyed

Braintanned Deerskin Quilled Knife Sheath

You will delight in this Braintanned Deerskin Leather Knife Sheath Quilled Walnut Dyed.  The crafter created this sheath from Braintanned Deerskin Leather which he or she then dyed with walnut hulls. It features a quillwork panel of Natural, Black and Orange porcupine quills.  The crafter added two rows of lazy stitch beadwork with Turquoise Seed Beads above and below the quilled panel.  Two quilled loops hang from either side of the top of the sheath.  The crafter wrapped Natural, Black and Red porcupine quills around a piece of Deerskin Leather Lacing.  He or she added antiqued 1/2 inch Tin Cones to the bottom of each drop.

At the bottom of the sheath, the crafter attached a drop of walnut dyed Deerskin Lacing.  He or she wrapped the top of this drop with more Turquoise Seed Beads.  The crafter lined the inside with Rawhide.  Another piece of walnut dyed Deerskin Leather Lacing serves as a strap at the top. One of a Kind!

Native American Knife Sheaths

Decorated knife sheaths serve both functional and artistic purposes. Functionally, the sheath protects the knife blade from damage and provides a secure and convenient way to carry and store the knife. Artistically, the intricate quillwork showcases the skill and creativity of the maker and can reflect the cultural heritage of the crafter’s Native American community.  Crafters may decorate their knife sheaths using glass or metal beads, porcupine quills, wool and other items. They attach these to a base material, such as Deerskin Leather, Strap Leather  or fabric.

We got this Knife Sheath Quilled Walnut Dyed from a collection. You will see some insect damage on the quillwork.  It measures 9 inches  long x 3 inches wide.  Add it to your collection, or use it at your next event!  One of a Kind!

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Watch our YouTube Video How to Make a Reproduction Knife Sheath

Quilled Wheels Vintage Pair

Quilled Wheels Vintage Pair

Pair of Vintage Quilled Wheels

Add this Pair of Vintage Quilled Wheels to you collection! One piece has two medicine wheels wrapped in yellow and red dyed porcupine quills with red ribbon tied to the middle. They are attached to a 12 inch ribbon with red, yellow and blue stripes. The top of the ribbon has two pieces of leather lacing adorned with metal beads, a deer dew claw and yellow beads.  This piece shows some wear with fading and staining on the ribbon as well as some quill damage.

The second piece has a transparent amber glass ring with four pieces of red and yellow quilled leather lacing. Four shorter pieces of leather hang from the top with metal beads at the ends. One of the pieces of quilled lacing still has a metal cone attached. This piece also has some quill damage and is missing three cones. It measures 12 inches long.

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Quilled Box with Flower

Quilled Box with Flower

Fully Quilled Birchbark Box with Flower Design

This fully Quilled Box with Flower design is made from birchbark and sweetgrass. The artist used natural and green and red dyed quills to make the floral design. He or she also attached a bands of sweetgrass to the top and bottom of the lid and base.  This vintage piece has some quill loss but is sturdy and is still in good condition.

Birchbark containers are traditional containers made from the bark of birch trees. They are typically used by Indigenous people in North America for storing and transporting food, clothing, and other items.  The porcupine quills are flattened and then dyed before attaching them to the outside of the box. This Container stands 3″ tall with the lid. The box measures 4.25″ in diameter. We got this Quilled Box with Flower from a collection.  It will make a lovely display piece!  One of a Kind!

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Read the Denver Art Museum Leaflet Birchbark and the Indian!

Knife Sheath Quilled Rawhide

Knife Sheath Quilled Rawhide

Quilled Rawhide Knife Sheath with Beaded Leather Drop

This Quilled Rawhide Knife Sheath features red and yellow Quillwork. The crafter used natural rawhide and attached quilled ash splints and brain tanned leather trim with beaded leather drops. He or she used mustard yellow and red seed beads on the drops. 

This Knife sheath measures 7.5″ long on the shorter end and 8.75″ at the tip. It is 2.5″ wide. The leather dangle measures 6″ long.   Ready for your next event, or a fabulous addition to your collection. One of a Kind!

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Quilled Birchbark Bowl Pieces Antique

Quilled Birchbark Bowl Pieces Antique 1

Antique Quilled Birchbark Bowl Pieces

These Antique Quilled Birchbark Pieces used to be part of a bowl.  You will find two pieces of birchbark with a quilled floral design. The artist used orange, green, red and natural quills. They also added a band of sweetgrass around the edges. This piece is from a collection and has quill damage and some broken pieces of sweetgrass.

Birchbark containers are traditional containers made from the bark of birch trees. They are typically used by Indigenous people in North America for storing and transporting food, clothing, and other items.  Both remaining pieces measure approx. 7″ x 4″. One of a Kind!

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Read the Denver Art Museum Leaflet Birchbark and the Indian!

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

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!

Birchbark Box with Raised Quilled Design

Birchbark Box with Raised Quilled Design

Quilled Birchbark Box with Raised Floral Design

This Birchbark Box with Raised Quilled Design features two flowers on the cover with a band of sweetgrass around the edges. The bottom of the container has the white birchbark on the outside and a band of sweetgrass on the top and bottom. This piece is in great shape with little to no quill damage.

Birchbark boxes are traditional containers made from the bark of birch trees. They are typically used for storing and transporting food, clothing, and other items.  This Container stands 3.5″ tall. and 5″ in diameter. This basket came from a collection. It is in like new condition. One of a Kind!

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Read the Denver Art Museum Leaflet Birchbark and the Indian!

 

Antique Beaded & Quilled Possibles Bag

Antique Beaded & Quilled Possibles Bag

Antique Beaded & Quilled Possibles Bag

Possibles Bags are used for decorative storage.  This Antique Possibles Bag features both beaded sections and quillwork. The crafter used Braintanned Buffalo Hide and real Sinew to create this Bag.  He or she added Beadwork strips on both sides and the top using Arapaho Green, Greasy Yellow, Cobalt Blue, White and White Center Red Seed Beads. Twelve rows of Quillwork in Red and Green interspersed with Red Fluff Feathers decorates the front.  Along the sides and top you will also find Antiqued Tin Cone Drops with Red Horsehair.  It comes with a tag that says Sioux near White River S Dak.

This Bag came from a collection.  Part of the top flap has deteriorated and sections of the beadwork are missing.  Some of the fluff feathers are broken or missing. You will see staining and discoloration on the leather.  It is in delicate condition.

It measures 24″ wide across the top and 18″ wide at the bottom.  It measures about 18″ from top to bottom. One of a Kind!

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Rattle Sweetgrass and Birchbark

Rattle Sweetgrass and Birchbark

Handmade Sweetgrass Rattle with Quilled Birchbark Top

Don’t miss this handmade Rattle Sweetgrass and Birchbark!  The crafter used a natural branch for the handle.  He wound blades of Sweetgrass to create the main part of the rattle.  At the top he attached a piece of natural Birchbark.  On this he created a star design with Purple and White Porcupine Quills.  The Rattle measures about 11 inches long overall.  The flat top measures 2.5 inches in diameter with a 1.5 inch wide quilled design.  Quillwork colors vary.

Rattles are a traditional Native American instrument.  Native American crafters regularly use Bark, Gourds and Turtle Shells to make Rattles.  They use bark from the White Birch and Sweetgrass to make baskets.  Or in this case a unique rattle!   To create quillwork designs, they gather and dye American Porcupine Quills.  After they soak and flatten them, they carefully attach them to Birchbark to create botanical and geometric designs.  Porcupine Quillwork is a classic Native American craft.

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Read the Denver Art Museum Leaflet Indian Musical and Noise Making Instruments

Watch our YouTube Video on Porcupine Quillwork

 

Thunderbird Tee Shirt

Thunderbird Tee Shirt

Brown Tee Shirt with Thunderbird Design

Many Native American cultures consider the Thunderbird a symbolic animal.  We make our Thunderbird Tee Shirt with a 100% Cotton shirt in deep brown.  An 18th century Iroquois Quilled Hunting Bag inspired our tee shirt design.  The Red & White design stands out on the deep brown tee shirt.

Show your appreciation for Native American craftwork with our Thunderbird Tee Shirt!  This design also available in a Long Sleeve Hoodie.

Available in sizes Small – XX Large.

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Thunderbird Tote Bag

Thunderbird Tote Bag

Brown Tote Bag with Thunderbird Design

We created Wandering Bull Tote Bags exclusively for our customers. A company here in New Hampshire makes them for us! You will find these canvas tote bags perfect for carrying craft projects, extra items to the dance circle, or even to the beach!

Wandering Bull Tote Bags measure 16″ tall by 18″ wide. They have a wide gusset at the bottom that allows the bag to stand. The 10 oz canvas is strong. You can easily sling the long nylon webbed handles over your shoulder.

We offer Wandering Bull Tote Bags in 5 designs!

Thunderbird Tote Bag

Many Native American cultures consider the Thunderbird a symbolic animal. An 18th century Iroquois quilled hunting bag inspired our Thunderbird Tote Bag design. This walnut colored Bag features ivory and red Thunderbird designs with simulated quillwork and tin cone tassels. The bright red handle really sets off the Thunderbird design.

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

 

Armbands – Plain

Armbands - Plain copper and nickel

Armbands – Plain

Plain Metal Armbands will complement your Native American regalia for both Powwows and Historical Re-enactments.

Prior to the arrival of European trade goods, Native Americans adorned their arms with tattoos, quilled cuffs and bracelets made of copper and bone. European traders brought metal, especially silver, that Native Americans used to create armbands.  Metal Armbands could be simple, narrow bands or stamped and decorated.  Native Americans also made Armbands of beaded leather strips or finger woven wool.

Our metalsmith makes our Plain Armbands from rugged 22ga Brass, Copper or Nickel.

These Armbands measure 1.5″ wide x 12″ long.  You can adjust them with the included Deerskin Leather Lacing ties.

SOLD IN PAIRS.

Handmade in the USA.

We also offer Stamped Metal Armbands.

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

Armbands – Stamped

Armbands - Stamped copper and nickel

Armbands – Stamped

Our Handmade Stamped Armbands feature traditional patterns to enhance your Native American regalia for both Powwows and Historical Re-enactments.

Prior to the arrival of European trade goods, Native Americans adorned their arms with tattoos, quilled cuffs and bracelets made of copper and bone. European traders brought metal, especially silver, that Native Americans used to create armbands.  Metal Armbands could be simple, narrow bands or stamped and decorated.  Native Americans also made Armbands of beaded leather strips or finger woven wool.

Our metalsmith makes our Plain Armbands from rugged 22ga Brass, Copper or Nickel.

These Armbands measure approximately 1.25″ wide by 12″ long. You can adjust them with the included Deerskin Leather Lacing ties.  Please note the design on the Stamped Armbands may vary.

SOLD IN PAIRS.

Made in the USA.

We also offer Plain Metal Armbands.

Read about Copper and the Indian HERE!