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 –  April 2021

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 Split 1 1/2 ounce Colours

    19$ US141$ 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.

     

  • White Deer Leather

    71$ US141$ US

    OMG!! FINALLY (April 26) Tribal Spirit has White Deer in stock!  Brand new deer from this past fall’s hunting season, the colour/tone of white is quite amazing.  Tanning hides to white is REALLY tricky….last season we lost 2 large batches of hides because they came out yellowish…terribly disappointing…but not this time!!  We got it perfect.

    We did go through all the hides and separate #1 grade from ‘seconds’.  These are wild white tail deer if you want 100% perfect hides you have to go find cow.  But our #1deer are virtually perfect…lets call it 98% perfect…hides are big and hardly a hole.  For regalia the #1 will be lots of fun to work with.  Our seconds will have the odd stain and maybe 2 or 3 holes.  I would recommend ‘seconds’ for smaller projects, such as pouches, vest, bags etc…if your project involves cutting up the hides then the seconds are great.

     

  • Deer Leather Natural Tones – Mixed Bundles

    314$ US440$ 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

    314$ US566$ 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.

  • Black Deer Leather

    31$ US314$ 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

    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 and Green

    10 strips of leather lacing included.

  • 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!!

  • Sage Cream Deer Leather

    Sage Cream – Deer Leather

    41$ US314$ 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.

  • 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.

  • Medium Gold Deer Leather

    53$ US314$ 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.

  • Red Deer Leather

    44$ US334$ 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.

  • Purple Deer Leather

    33$ US314$ 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

    31$ 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

    33$ 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 is amazing, both the smooth side and suede side are breathtaking.  Sizes run from 7 up to 11 sq ft.

     

  • 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%.

  • 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

    44$ US78$ 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

    31$ US64$ 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 Leather Natural Tones ‘Seconds’ Mixed Bundles

    275$ US385$ 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.

     

  • Deer Leather Colours ‘Seconds’ Mixed Bundles

    275$ US440$ US

    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. If you want individual pieces in “seconds” go to the colour you need and choose from options.

  • ‘and now for something special’ Deer Split Edition

    6$ 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.

  • White Tail Deer Rawhide

    94$ 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).