Deer Leather

Our leather is from the Laurentian Mountains, north of Montreal in Canada.  Each year during hunting season we recuperate hides from hunters who are feeding their families, but don’t need the hides.  We gather them, process them and have them tanned at a local tannery (not brain tanned).  It is in our Native tradition to waste as little as possible.

 

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  • Orange Deer Leather

    37$ US348$ US

    Orange Deer Leather is now in stock.

    Over the past couple of months we have received many requests for Orange Leather from crafters and artists who are wishing to honour the recent confirmation of the numbers of Native children who died in Canada’s ‘residential school’ system.  This has also touched us deeply as Joywind’s mother was a survivor of the Kamloops residential school.  We had a last batch of deer leather that we hadn’t processed yet so went looking for a good orange dye to do these hides.   The colour is just perfect….the suede side is a bit deeper orange, but both sides are amazing.

  • Tribal Sinew – Orange

    5$ US22$ US
    Introducing Tribal Spirit Sinew!!!
    Sinew is a waxed threat that divides into 3 smaller threads.  You put the flat thread between your thumbs and pull apart and the sinew will split up.  Used for making dreamcatchers, sewing moccasins or any leather item, rattles etc.
    Available in: 1oz (100ft) and 8oz (800ft) spools
  • Deer Leather Colours – Mixed Bundles

    348$ US627$ US

    New for this year we are now offering all kinds of coloured deer leather. This leather is #1 grade A quality leather….the grain (or rather the smooth side) is very even with very few blemishes.  We created this category so you could bundle up some colours. Each pieces will be 10 sq ft. if you need smaller or larger sizes please go to the colour you want (scroll down on main deer leather page) and you can select different sizes.

  • Deer Leather Natural Tones – Mixed Bundles

    348$ US488$ US

    Deer Leather in Natural Tones: Mixed bundles

    This year we have a bunch of new shades of leather we could call ‘natural’ tones. We have a medium gold, cedarwood, brown, light gold, sage cream and light cream.  This leather is #1 grade A quality leather….the grain (or rather the smooth side) is very even with very few blemishes.  We created this category so you could bundle up some colours and get a price discount. Each pieces will be 10 sq ft. if you need smaller or larger sizes please go to the colour you want (scroll down on main deer leather page) and you can select different sizes.

  • Sale!

    Deer Leather ‘Seconds’ Mixed Bundles Liquidation

    131$ US261$ US

    PLEASE CHOOSE YOUR COLOURS AT CHECKOUT (in the notes)

    First Annual Deer “Seconds” Liquidation:  Fall is here, leaves are incredible this year, hunting season has started and this week we picked up our first hides of the year.  When we select leather for you, we really go way out of our way to pick the very best we can…unlike when you see Tribal Spirit at Powwows, you can’t pick our your piece of leather.  You trust us to pick and ship the best we have….SO we end up keeping a bunch of hides that we call seconds.  Seconds are generally marked or have defects on the smooth side of the hide….the suede side is 98% perfect.  So if your project can be made using suede side out, then ‘seconds’ leather is a great way to get a deal.

    We are offering Half Bundles 25 sq ft and Whole Bundles 50 sq ft.  As you are checking out you can tell us what colours you want.  In the Half bundles you will receive 3 full hides.  For full bundles you will receive 6 full hides.  Please tell us what colours you want….it can be any mixture of colours OR even all the same colour.   Pick from Gold, Light Cream, Sage Cream, Brown, Espresso Brown, Cedarwood, Black, Grey, Orange, Red, Green, Pink, Fuchsia, Turquoise, Royal Blue AND Purple.

  • Medium Gold Deer Leather

    59$ US348$ US

    This year we are offering a light gold and a medium gold. I would say that this is the “normal” gold colour.  This leather is pure perfection…..the hides are huge and we have no seconds!!  During hunting season this past fall we started working with a new supplier who sorts all of their deer.  This batch is from that source never get better than this for wild deer.  Hides run from 8 sq ft up to 12 sqft.

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    Scrap Leather Bags

    9$ US

    By popular demand we are adding our Deer and Moose Leather Scraps to our web site.  Famous across the Powwow trail (lol) when we set up people charge our booth looking for our scrap bags…and we sell out quickly….but off season what do we do with all of our scraps?…..well here they are.  This is a well stuffed bag filled with a mixture of deer and moose leather of random colours that we are working with.  We can not fulfill any specific colour requests.

  • Black Deer Leather

    66$ US348$ US

    Black Deer Leather. 2 1/2 ounce. Brand new from this past falls hunting season.  This tanning is just wonderful.  Mat finish, deep rich black both suede and skin side.

    This is wild White Tail Deer from the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal that we have had tanned black in colour.   Amazing texture soft and supple.  Seconds discount involved leather where the smooth side (grain side) is not perfect…colour a little uneven, but the suede side is perfect….So if you are planning on using suede out for your project then this is a good way to save some $$.  In this picture left hide is skin side out right hide is suede side.

  • Brown Deer Leather

    45$ US348$ US

    Brown Deer 2 1/2 ounce. This is an absolutely gorgeous medium brown colour.  The colour tone is very even all the way through and if you like a good chocolate you will salivate!!  The suede side is perfectly even and serious brown, a bit darker than the smooth side.   The ‘seconds’ will have a few more holes,  and perhaps rough patches on the smooth/skin side, BUT suede side is perfect. (if you are planning on working suede side out, our seconds will save you some $$).   This past year we stepped out on a ‘limb’ and tripled our network of hide gathering. This has allowed us to do colours we have been dreaming about for years!!

  • Sage Cream Deer Leather

    Sage Cream – Deer Leather

    45$ US348$ US

    Brand new deer from this past fall’s hunting season, these hides are quite amazing.  Sage Cream is sometimes called ‘western tan’ or beige.  The colour has a slight olive tinge that gives it an old style colour that is very cool.  These hides are going to make some amazing leggings, vests etc…in this picture the hide on the left is facing smooth/skin side out and right hide is suede side out.

  • Espresso Brown – Deer Leather

    45$ US348$ US
    Brand new colour deer from this past fall’s hunting season AND these hides are quite amazing.  We have several different shades of brown but with this new colour we wanted to give it a description that feels the leather.  They have a nice dark espresso brown tone and are these hides are going to make some amazing leggings, vests etc…in this picture the hide on the left is facing smooth/skin side out and right hide is suede side out.

     

     

  • Cedarwood Deer Leather

    44$ US348$ US

    A new colour in our 2.5 oz deer leather.  We’re calling it “Cedarwood”.  Our house is covered with Western Red Cedar shakes which has tons of variation or rust, cream and brown tones in it.  This new leather is so similar that we decided to call it Cedarwood Deer.   These hides have lots of tones, making the grain side (smooth side) very unusual and really beautiful. You could say lots of character.  If you like rustic this is perfect..if you want perfect even colour go over to our cork deer. But the suede side is a perfect even rust brown  The seconds have a few more holes, rough patches on the smooth side, suede side is perfect.

  • Deer Leather Lacing

    22$ US

    Used for Dreamcatchers, or necklaces or threading, deer lacing is so important in a craftspersons supply kit.  Our lacing is 1/4″ wide and pieces run about 36 to 38 inches long.

    Available in from left to right in picture: White, Grey, Black, Brown, Cedarwood, Cream, Sage Cream, Gold, Red, Pink, Fuchsia, Blue, Turquoise, Purple and Green

    10 strips of leather lacing included.

  • Purple Deer Leather

    37$ US348$ US

    Brand New Purple Deer leather back in stock.  Each year during the fall hunting season we gather hides from families who are feeding their families, but they don’t need the hides.  We run around and gather them and then tan them at our tannery.  We are just now starting to get in the first tanned hides from the 2020 season AND they are amazing.  We worked very very hard this year to improve every stage of gathering and shipping so that we will get the best possible leather….you would not imagine all the various ways to mess up a perfectly good hide….

    We are very excited about this purple.  There is some variation of shading down the spine so that colour runs from lilac to deep purple.  The hides are very very soft and great quality….you are sure to love. Available in several sizes and a bundle will include 5 or 6 pieces adding up to 50 sq ft.

  • Turquoise Deer Leather

    35$ US74$ US

    This turquoise is very close to our favourite gem which is harvested from the Sleeping Beauty mine in Arizona….and now back to leather…these hides are wild deer, really nice texture, very soft and quite even in colour.

    Sizes run from 7 up to 11 sq ft.   As with all our leather we have # 1 quality and “seconds”  These are wild hides, and wild hides don’t always have the perfect smooth/skin side of the leather.  Scrapes, scuffs happen and then they become “seconds”.  BUT if you are planning using the suede side out, then choosing ‘seconds’ is a great way to save some money…cuz the colour on the suede side is always 100%.

  • Deer Leather

    Fuchsia Deer Leather

    37$ US82$ US

    Fuchsia Deer is back in stock…and we are SO excited!!   Last month we did a small batch of 15 hides, just to test the colour and see how it would work…and BOY did it work  Such a brilliant colour, texture is amazing, both the smooth side and suede side are breathtaking.  Sizes run from 7 up to 11 sq ft.

     

  • Red Deer Leather

    49$ US370$ US

    Red Deer is back in stock and it is wonderful.  Last year we ran 3 different batches of red deer and each time the smooth (skin) side came our peachy…we just weren’t happy the suede was good but the skin….not so much….But this deer is new from our hide collection from 2020 fall hunting season and this time we got it RIGHT.  The red is a nice rich with very even colour.  The skin texture is virtually perfect….with very few blemishes or holes.  If you want to get your NDN red on…..this leather is perfect.  And we have some Red from last year still in stock as “seconds”, suede side is very red, skin side kinda peachy.

  • Royal Blue Deer Leather

    35$ US82$ US

    This royal blue is amazing, shocking royal blue…. Sizes run from 7 up to 11 sq ft.   As with all our leather we have # 1 quality and “seconds”  These are wild hides, and wild hides don’t always have the perfect smooth/skin side of the leather.  Scrapes, scuffs happen and then they become “seconds”.  BUT if you are planning using the suede side out, then choosing ‘seconds’ is a great way to save some money…cuz the colour on the suede side is always 100%.

  • Grey Deer Leather

    35$ US82$ US

    Grey: It is exactly what it is….wonderful grey, cuz sometimes we all need a little grey in our lives!!….the smooth side is like graphite, a little shine to it and pencil colour. Hides and wonderful and going to make some amazing art pieces with combined with other colours.

    Sizes run from 7 up to 11 sq ft.   As with all our leather we have # 1 quality and “seconds”  These are wild hides, and wild hides don’t always have the perfect smooth/skin side of the leather.  Scrapes, scuffs happen and then they become “seconds”.  BUT if you are planning using the suede side out, then choosing ‘seconds’ is a great way to save some money…cuz the colour on the suede side is always 100%.

  • Green Deer Leather

    49$ US86$ US

     

    This green is just perfect bright solid green.  Sizes run from 7 up to 11 sq ft.   As with all our leather we have # 1 quality and “seconds”  These are wild hides, and wild hides don’t always have the perfect smooth/skin side of the leather.  Scrapes, scuffs happen and then they become “seconds”.  BUT if you are planning using the suede side out, then choosing ‘seconds’ is a great way to save some money…cuz the colour on the suede side is always 100%.

  • Pink Deer Leather

    35$ US71$ US

    Pink, not to be confused with Fuchsia, is a beautiful pure/light pink.  Cuz some of our loved ones just love pink and who are we to deny PINK!!  Sizes run from 7 up to 9 sq ft.   As with all our leather we have # 1 quality and “seconds”

    These are wild hides, and wild hides don’t always have the perfect smooth/skin side of the leather.  Scrapes, scuffs happen and then they become “seconds”.  BUT if you are planning using the suede side out, then choosing ‘seconds’ is a great way to save some money…cuz the colour on the suede side is always 100%.

  • Holiday Cards

    16$ US26$ US

    We, here at Tribal Spirit unabashedly like the holiday season.  We live in a winter wonderland, love the lights, love the music.  We’re trying to start a resurgence of card sending, or at least inspire you to get a few cards to make your favourite NDNs giggle when they open it.

    Available in 6 or 12 packs (with envelopes included) – 5″ x 7″ premium matte finish – Blank interior.

  • White Tail Deer Rawhide

    105$ US

    This Raw hide is wild White Tail Deer. (we always select hides with no inconvenient bullet holes) Rawhide is used to make Hand Drums and Rattles. Raw hide is not leather….it has not been tanned….The process of creating rawhide involves removing the hair and thats it!! When soaked in water overnight it will become soft (like skin) and then when stretched over a drum and dried the skin becomes hard and sings. These are quite large hides and will make at least 3 and as many as 5 drums (depending upon the size of drum frame).

  • Deer Split 1 1/2 ounce Colours

    21$ US157$ US

    Deer Split Leather in Red, Turquoise, Purple & Fuchsia!!  Don’t you just love it when something incredible happens?  Our tannery has been frantically working on deer leather in colours and secretly making a bunch of split in colours…and they just shipped them to us as a surprise.  This is suede both sides, colour perfect….very very soft thin and delicious.  When creating regular 2 1/2 ounce deer the tannery has to split it….to create the perfect thickness and this leaves the inside which is called ‘split’.  Available in half pieces (4 sq ft) & full pieces (8 sq ft) and also a mix bundle of each colour.

     

  • Deer Leather Natural Tones ‘Seconds’ Mixed Bundles

    305$ US427$ US

    Deer Leather in Natural Tones: ‘Seconds’

    This year we have a bunch of new shades of leather we could call ‘natural’ tones. We have a medium gold, cedarwood, brown, light gold, sage cream and light cream.  In the tanning business, getting perfect smooth side in colours is very tricky.  Wild hides often have scar marks, or blemishes on the smooth side of the leather, we call these ‘seconds’. The suede side is always 98% perfect.  So if you are planning on using the suede side out in your project and would like to save some $$, we strongly recommend our Deer ‘Seconds”.  Pieces average 10 sq ft.

     

  • ‘and now for something special’ Deer Split Edition

    7$ US47$ US

    Everything in this category is of limited supply and extra special.  If you see it and it interests you, please don’t assume it will be around for long.  This past hunting season we went all out to expand our hide collection network and have started working with a new family-owned Canadian tannery.  This new tannery tends to put aside some cool hide and then surprises me, when it arrives.