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.  We live in Canada and we DO ship our leather to USA.

 

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  • Sale!

    Deer Leather – Mixed Bundles 20% OFF

    504$ Canadian1,280$ Canadian

    Deer Leather: Mixed bundles

    Tribal Spirit now has 16 different colours of deer leather.  I know crazy exciting….So we thought we would introduce the range of colours with a 20% off sale.  (limited time only). You have some choices….you can get all Natural Tones: Gold, Sage Cream, Sand, Cedarwood, Gray, Espresso & Black (7 hides totalling 70 sq ft) OR Mixed Colours Black, Red, Pink, Orange, Grey, Turquoise, Blue, Purple, Green & Fuchsia (10 hides totalling 100 sq ft)  OR every single colour we offer (16 hides totalling 160 sq ft)  If in the mixed bundles you want to change around the selection (for example you want 2 of one colour but want to skip one) please write this in the “Order Notes”.

  • Deer Leather Lacing

    25$ Canadian

    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: Sage Cream, White, Grey, Black, Espresso, Brown, Cedarwood, Gold, Orange, Red, Pink, Fuchsia, Purple, Royal Blue, Turquoise, Green.

    10 strips of leather lacing included.

  • Gold Deer Leather

    42$ Canadian425$ Canadian

    Brand New Gold Deer Leather in stock!! We just finished up a double load of gold deer leather. Really really beautiful hides. Sized from 6 up to 12 square feet. 2.5 ounce great texture very easy to sew by hand or machine.  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 and it never gets better quality than this for wild deer leather.  Hides run from 8 sq ft up to 10 sqft.

  • Golden Cream Deer Leather

    42$ Canadian425$ Canadian

    New Colour Alert!!  We were looking to hit a colour that was on the cream side of gold…..we wanted it golden but more old school vibe….AND we scored…this is a very rich toned cream….with just a hint of gold in it.  I have a feeling you are really going to like this colour.  For regalia, leggings, craft etc this colour is going to give your work an ageless look….like when was this made? lol

  • Sand Cream Deer Leather

    63$ Canadian225$ Canadian

    Sand Cream Deer Leather:  We have a new colour….well let’s call it a test colour.  We shall see if you like it.  It is definitely a cream but it is quite a bit darker than our sage cream a bit more brown tone in it.  In the picture with four hides….the upper hides is our sage cream (left is skin side out and right is suede side) AND the lower two hides is the new Sand Cream.  So a little darker a little bit more.  It is a very old school tradish.  AND a test, if you like it we will keep it in stock…

  • Sage Cream Deer Leather

    56$ Canadian425$ Canadian

    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 very 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.

  • Cedarwood Deer Leather

    54$ Canadian425$ Canadian

    Cedarwood Deer!  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.

  • Espresso Brown Deer Leather

    56$ Canadian425$ Canadian
    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.

     

     

  • Holiday Cards

    18$ Canadian30$ Canadian

    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.

  • Tribal eGift Cards

    50$ Canadian500$ Canadian

    Introducing Tribal Spirit eGift Cards.  Cuz you asked for it and we listen!!   Offer your loved ones the Tribal choice.  SO the way this works…is that you select the amount you wish to offer and in the ORDER NOTES please include your loved one’s name and address.  We will mail them one of our Holiday Cards with a note from you with the amount of the egift card.  Once your loved one receives the card they can email us or phone us and we will honour your gift.  And we will take very good care of them!!  SO please don’t forget to include their name and address.

  • Black Deer Leather

    56$ Canadian425$ Canadian

    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.

  • Orange Deer Leather

    56$ Canadian425$ Canadian

    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.

  • Purple Deer Leather

    42$ Canadian425$ Canadian

    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.

  • Red Deer Leather

    56$ Canadian425$ Canadian

    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.

  • Turquoise Deer Leather

    49$ Canadian425$ Canadian

    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%.

  • Green Deer Leather

    70$ Canadian425$ Canadian

     

    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%.

  • Deer Leather

    Fuchsia Deer Leather

    42$ Canadian425$ Canadian

    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.

     

  • Grey Deer Leather

    42$ Canadian425$ Canadian

    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%.

  • Royal Blue Deer Leather

    42$ Canadian425$ Canadian

    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

    42$ Canadian425$ Canadian

    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%.

  • Deer Split Leather

    125$ Canadian

    There is nothing more velvety soft that Deer Split leather.  It is amazing leather, very thin (1.5 ounce) and ultra soft.  In fact it’s “Charmin Soft” lol.  This leather is often used in jewelry making for backs of earrings, or medallions.  Also very popular for doll work or cradle boards.  We don’t get a ton of deer split.

    Deer is generally not thick enough to produce good split.  But at the moment we have VERY nice Orange, Red, Sage Cream and Purple Split.  Available in bundles or a mix bundle of all four.  These are smaller full hides with pieces averaging around 5 sq ft each hide.

  • Sale!

    White Tail Deer Rawhide

    100$ Canadian

    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 Leather Natural Tones ‘Seconds’ – Mixed Bundles

    350$ Canadian490$ Canadian

    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, espresso, 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.