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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  • Gold Deer Leather

    46$ US359$ US

    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.

  • Sale!

    Deer Leather – Mixed Bundles 20% OFF

    426$ US1,082$ US

    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 White, Gold, Sage Cream, Cedarwood, Brown, Expresso & 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”.

  • White Deer Leather

    91$ US380$ US

    Tribal Spirit White Deer Leather is back in stock!!  Our first batch of the year AND WOW are they white….I put them on a table outside in the sun and burned my retinas….still see spots….like staring up at the sun!!!  Amazing pieces sized between 9 to 11 sq ft…ultra soft, perfect for regalia.

     

     

  • White Tail Deer Rawhide

    101$ 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 Leather Natural Tones – Mixed Bundles

    359$ US503$ 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.

  • Deer Leather Colours – Mixed Bundles

    338$ US676$ US

    Deer Leather “mix it up bundles”:  We created this category so you could bundle up a variety colours and get a bundle discount. There is nothing more exciting than playing with an abundance of colour.  And even more fun is mixing colours up in a single project.  We have created a bunch of mix bundles options.  Each bundle will include 5 full hides totalling 50 sq ft with the pieces averaging 10 sq ft.  (The selection of ALL colours will include 10 hides totalling 100 sq ft).   If you don’t like our selection OR have something specific in mind you can make your bundle request in the ‘order notes’ while checking out and we will make it so.

  • Milk Chocolate Brown Deer Leather (SECONDS)

    39$ US275$ 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!!

  • Tribal Collections – Deer Colour Combinations

    144$ US216$ US

    We are here to help you ‘mix it up’!!  

    Introducing some of our favourite colour combinations.  We have been offering bundles of colours for a long time, but recently we noticed several customers have identified duos or trios colour sets that work really well together.  So we have matched them up in sets to make it easier and less expensive that our larger collections.   We hope you love.  And if by chance you have a colour combination we haven’t thought of check the drop down box and select ‘mix of 2 colours’ or ‘mix of 3 colours’ and please write your colour mix preference in our order notes while checking out.  (Each pc will be 10sqft)

  • Cedarwood Deer Leather

    44$ US380$ US

    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.

  • Sage Cream – Deer Leather

    44$ US338$ 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 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.

  • Espresso Brown – Deer Leather

    44$ US338$ 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.

     

     

  • Black Deer Leather

    47$ US359$ 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.

  • Deer Leather Lacing

    21$ 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, Sage Cream, Gold, Red, Pink, Fuchsia, Blue, Turquoise, Purple and Green

    10 strips of leather lacing included.

  • Purple Deer Leather

    36$ US338$ 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.

  • Orange Deer Leather

    36$ US359$ 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.

  • Red Deer Leather

    47$ US359$ 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.

  • Turquoise Deer Leather

    30$ US47$ 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%.

  • Green Deer Leather

    51$ US88$ 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%.

  • Deer Leather

    Fuchsia Deer Leather

    36$ US79$ 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.

     

  • Grey Deer Leather

    34$ US79$ 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%.

  • Royal Blue Deer Leather

    34$ US79$ 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

    34$ US68$ 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%.

  • Deer Split: Orange & Red & Sage Cream & Purple

    106$ US

    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.

  • Deer Leather Natural Tones ‘Seconds’ Mixed Bundles

    296$ US414$ 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.