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.

COVID-19 Update – November

Our small family-run business is still up and running and working from home as we usually do.  We are extremely well stocked and shipping daily all over Turtle Island!

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  • Deer Leather Natural Tones – Mixed Bundles

    53$ US352$ 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, light cream and black.  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 8 sq ft. if you need larger sizes please go to the colour you want (scroll down on main deer leather page) and you can select different sizes.

  • Deer Leather Colours – Mixed Bundles

    53$ US402$ US

    Coloured Deer Leather – Mixed Bundles

    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 8 sq ft. if you need 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 ‘Seconds’

    44$ US275$ 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”.

    Available in different sizes… OR… we offer some combinations of colours. (those collections are 8 sq ft each)

  • Deer Leather in Colours ‘Seconds’

    44$ US314$ US

    Coloured Deer Leather ‘Seconds’

    New for this year we are now offering all kinds of coloured deer leather.  In the tanning business, getting perfect smooth side in colours is very tricky.  Wild hides often have starch 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”.  The colour on the suede side is perfect often better than the smooth side.  I mean the red suede side is EXTREMELY red….the same goes for all the colours.

    Available in different sizes… OR…Available in different sizes… OR… we offer some combinations of colours.

     

  • Sale!

    Light Gold Deer Leather Isolation Special 20% off

    31$ US267$ US

    Tribal Spirit Deer Leather Sale 20% off all Light Gold/Tan Deer Leather

    In our experience….”when times get tough…Natives get CRAFTING”.
    Back in 2008 during the last ‘great’ recession when all kinds of people found themselves in an economic awkward situation, we as a people starting working harder. Expressing our ancient crafts to feed our families. Tribal Spirit is going to roll out a series of sales over the upcoming weeks to help us all feed our families in this challenging moment.  Hope you like…and can’t wait to see your work!!

    Available from 8 sq ft up to bundles of 50 sq ft.  This is wild White Tail Deer from the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal. We gather them from hunters who are eating the meat but don’t need the hides. We recuperate them, and have them custom tanned at a local Canadian tannery. The average size of the deer runs between 8 to 10 sq ft. (the tannery measures them) 2 1/2 oz Thickness

  • Deer Lacing

    20$ 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, Light Gold, Gold, Red, Pink, Fuchsia, Blue, Turquoise, Purple, Green

    10 strips of leather lacing included.

  • Medium Gold Deer Leather

    71$ US314$ US

    Medium Gold Deer 2 1/2 ounce.  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!!  Every hide is perfect……if you acknowledge that you are a perfectionist……lol…..this is YOUR leather…..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 10 sq ft up to 15.

  • Cedarwood Deer Leather

    39$ US314$ 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.

  • Light Cream Deer Leather

    41$ US314$ US

    Light Cream Deer 2 1/2 ounce is an old ‘tradish’ colour that we are happy to have back in stock.  Think ‘coffee cream’ in colour and very even with little shading.   The suede side is a beautiful light tan.  VERY soft and wonderful to work with.  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

    31$ US314$ US

    Brand new Sage Cream Deer IN STOCK

    Available from 8 sq ft up to bundles of 50 sq ft.  This is wild White Tail Deer from the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal. We gather them from hunters who are eating the meat but don’t need the hides. We recuperate them, and have them custom tanned at a local Canadian tannery. The average size of the deer runs between 8 to 9 sq ft. (the tannery measures them) 2 1/2 oz.

    Also available as a bundle.

  • Brown Deer Leather

    41$ US314$ 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!!

  • Black deer leather

    Black Deer Leather

    31$ US314$ US

    Black Deer Leather 2 1/2 ounce

    This is wild White Tail Deer from the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal that we have had tanned black in colour.  The smooth side is slightly shiny, (not too glossy) and the suede side a perfect deep black.  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 $$.

  • Turquoise Deer Leather

    31$ US74$ US

    Ok Boys and Girls….be prepared to loose your minds…..after exhaustive research and development….we have achieved peak turquoise perfection..lol..now the problem with turquoise is that there are A TON of different turquoise (I am talking the stone now) ranging from greens to blues. So everyone has a different vision of the colour turquoise…and oh the fights that can break out. lol… This turquoise is very close to our favourite 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

    47$ US74$ 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 amazing, both the smooth side and suede side are breathtaking.  Sizes run from 7 up to 11 sq ft.

     

  • Grey Deer Leather

    31$ US74$ 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

    31$ US74$ 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%.

  • Royal Blue Deer Leather

    31$ US74$ 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%.

  • Pink Deer Leather

    31$ US74$ US

    Pink, not to be confused with Fuchsia is a beautiful pure/light pink.  Cuz some f our loved ones just love pink and who are we to deny PINK!!  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%.

  • Red Deer Leather

    31$ US74$ US

    Red is a very tricky colour to get perfect on deer leather.  We have tried 3 different batches this season and kinda failed on each of them. The suede side is a very rich red (pretty perfect) but the smooth/skin side is kinda peachy in colour.  SO if you need suede out for your project, go for it, you will be happy, but if you want a strong red on smooth side….not so much.  Sizes run from 7 up to 11 sq ft.

  • ‘and now for something special’ Deer Split Edition

    14$ US42$ 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

    Turquoise, Pink, Fuchsia, Grey, Red and Purple Deer Split just in!! Our tannery just finished a new load of red and purple split deer leather and it is amazing…so soft and the colour is SO even and amazing…we have a couple of bundles but it won’t last long…

    Gold/Tan Deer Split, Caramel Split, Cedarwood Deer Split & Elk Gold/Tan Split :  This leather is suede both sides running 1 1/2 to 2 ounces in weight.  The softest, sweetest leather you have ever touched. Perfect for beading, baby clothing, lining of cradle boards etc.

  • Sale!

    Scrap Leather Bags

    12$ US 8$ US

    By popular demand we are adding our 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 moose and deer leather of random colours that we are working with.  We can not fulfill any specific colour requests.

  • Gold/Tan Elk/ Wapiti Leather

    79$ US187$ US

    For a limited time only….Full complete AMAZING Elk/Wapiti.

    Over the summer, we scored a load of farmed elk hides and just got the leather back from our tannery.  They are amazing! Huge hide, great finish.  (the odd hole but only off to the side) but the smooth/skin and the suede sides are perfect.  3 ounce in weight, these pieces will be wonderful for regalia, cape, coats, vest or moccasins.  Easily sewn by hand, perfect soft and great colouring.  For the seconds…this means that the smooth side isn’t perfect…BUT the suede side is…so if your project is suede out….good way to save some $$.

  • Sale!

    White Tail Deer Raw Hide

    94$ US 79$ US

    On Sale Now:  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).