Moose and 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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  • Sale!

    Gold Deer Leather

    30$ US254$ US

    Tribal Spirit # 1 Deer Leather Sale 20% off all Gold/Tan Deer Leather in stock.

    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 6 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 6 to 10 sq ft. (the tannery measures them) 2 1/2 oz Thickness

  • Deer Leather in Colours

    54$ US254$ US

    A brand new batch of Coloured Deer leather in stock!

    In these challenging times, it was wonderful to receive all this coloured DEER leather back from our tannery. Thrilling actually. Tribal Spirit 2.5 ounce wild white tail deer in Blue, Purple, Green and Red. We have been working towards this new line of coloured deer for years….finally actualized!!

    Available in 10sqft pieces.  –  Or in our bundle sampler, 4 pieces of 10sqft, 1 of each colour.

  • Sale!

    Deer Rawhide Scraps

    11$ US 7$ US

    We make great drum kits which are VERY popular….and therefor create a TON of deer rawhide scraps. Perfect for car mirror mini drums, parfleche, rattles etc. We will include a baker’s dozen of scraps into a flattened box and ship it off to you!! Have Fun!!

  • Sage-Cream Deer Leather

    51$ US299$ 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.

  • Sale!

    Scrap Leather Bags

    11$ US 7$ US
    ON SALE!! To help the kids (any anyone else) survive self isolation!!   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 large Zip-lock bag filled with a mixture of 3 1/2 and 5 1/2 ounce moose of several colours.  You can request preferences, and we will do our best.
  • Sale!

    Moose Leather Bundle SALE!

    93$ US187$ US

    Moose Leather Bundle Sale!   25 and 50 square foot bundles!

    Gold Moose 3 1/2 ounce “seconds”.  This past year we dramatically increased the hides that we gather/recycle from local hunters who are eating the meat but discarding the hides..  With every batch of leather we tan, there is always a certain percentage that is not perfect.  For this leather the grain/skin side is not perfect BUT the suede side is very, very nice.  So if you like to make Moccs, Mitts or general crafting using the suede side out, then this leather is perfect and a great deal!!  And economically ideal for workshop situations where people are learning leather work.  These quarter moose run about 4 to 7 sq ft.  Bundles will contain several pieces adding up to either 25 sq ft or 50 sq ft.  (btw we calculate it takes 4 sq ft to make a pair of moccs, and 5  sq ft for a pair of mitts and we have patterns if you need.  We have moccasin patterns which you can request in the comment section as you are checking out)

  • Black deer leather

    Black Deer Leather

    57$ US76$ US

    Brand new Black Deer Leather by Tribal Spirit!!

    This is wild White Tail Deer from the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal that we have had tanned black in colour.  This is 100% grade A incredible leather.  The smooth side is slightly shiny, (not too glossy) and the suede side a wonder deep black.  Amazing texture soft and supple.  We are always very honest with our leather….when we have leather that is blemished or scuffed we always tell you…and today I come here to tell you that this is PERFECT. lol  The average size of the deer runs between 9 to 12 sq ft. (the tannery measures them) 2 1/2 oz.

  • Charcoal Deer Leather

    57$ US76$ US

    Brand new Charcoal Deer Leather by Tribal Spirit!!

    This is wild White Tail Deer from the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal that we tanned charcoal in colour. The smooth side is a matte finish, and the suede side a wonderful deep black.  In the Charcoal there is more texture and variation than in the black deer.  It has character while the black is singularly black.  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 9 to 12 sq ft. (the tannery measures them) 2 1/2 oz.

  • Deer Lacing

    19$ 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 40 inches long.

    Available in Gold, White, Tobacco-Cream and Sage-Cream.

    10 strips of leather lacing included.

  • Gold Moose Leather 3.5oz (Full Hides)

    146$ US247$ US

    Gold – Full Calf Moose Leather:  As our tannery works through the hides that we gather each year they put some special pieces aside…This week we received a couple dozen FULL moose hides.  The leather is extra special soft and the quality of the leather is 100%.  (these moose were legally hunted and I guarantee that they were eaten).

    Gold Moose Leather 3 1/2 ounce is the PERFECT leather for moccasin and mitt making.  Easily sewn by hand, this leather is smooth one side and suede the other.  Extremely soft and supple but will make a pair of moccs that will last for years.  We gather our hides from local hunters who are feeding their families but don’t need the hides.  Our 3 1/2 gold is by far our most popular leather as it is so amazing for so many projects.

  • Gold Moose Leather 3.5oz

    44$ US299$ US

    Gold Moose Leather 3 1/2 ounce is the PERFECT leather for moccasin and mitt making.  Easily sewn by hand, this leather is smooth one side and suede the other.  Extremely soft and supple but will make a pair of moccs that will last for years.  We gather our hides from local hunters who are feeding their families but don’t need the hides.  Our 3 1/2 gold is by far our most popular leather as it is so amazing for so many projects.  We recommend glovers needles # 5 or # 6 for sewing.  (5 better for newbies, 6 for more experienced sewers).

  • Gold Moose Leather 5 1/2 oz

    48$ US60$ US

    This is wild Moose from the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal. We gather them from hunters and have them tanned at a local tannery.  5 1/2 ounce is best for making purses, drum bags etc and for real pros moccasins.  This leather is very soft and supple.

     

  • Black Moose Leather 3 1/2

    44$ US64$ US

    This is wild Moose from the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal. We gather them from hunters and have them tanned at a local tannery. This leather is very soft and supple.
    3 1/2 oz.

  • Cork Moose Leather – 3 1/2 oz

    44$ US299$ US

    Sizes run from 7 sqft to 10 sqft, also available in bundles of 50 sq ft.  This is wild Moose from the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal Canada. We gather them from hunters and have them tanned at a local tannery.  These quarter moose pieces are about 8 square feet (the tannery measures them). Moose are wild animals and the leather has “normal” moose life experience built into it, but we always select the best pieces possible. (and we guarantee our hide if you are not happy we would replace it)
    3 1/2 oz.

  • Cork Moose Leather 5 1/2 oz

    45$ US57$ US

    This is wild Moose from the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal. We gather them from hunters and have them commercially tanned, 5 1/2 ounces really requires a commercial sewing machine OR hole punch and lacing. (see our leather bags for examples) Each piece is approximately 7 to 10 square feet (the tannery measures them). Please note that there may be a bullet hole although we will select the very best pieces possible.
    5 1/2 oz.

  • Brown Moose Leather 3.5oz

    19$ US262$ US

    Our new Brown Moose Leather 3 1/2 ounce is the PERFECT leather for moccasin and mitt making.  Easily sewn by hand, this leather is smooth one side and suede the other.  The colour is a dark chocolate or espresso brown.  Brown moose really brings out the character in moose leather.  Scars and scrapes are accentuated.  If you like character/rustic leather this is perfect.  If you like very clean leather, head on over to our gold or black moose.  Extremely soft and supple but will make a pair of moccs that will last for years.  We gather our hides from local hunters who are feeding their families but don’t need the hides.  Our 3 1/2 gold is by far our most popular leather as it is so amazing for so many projects.  We recommend glovers needles # 5 or # 6 for sewing.  (5 better for newbies, 6 for more experienced sewers).

    In this leather we have both # 1 and # 2 grade, priced accordingly.

  • Moose Grain Leather (Bundle)

    299$ US

    These Grain Leather Bundles include 50 sq ft amazing grain leather, which is smooth one side suede the other. Available in 3.5oz and 5.5oz. (not to be confused with our Split Leather Bundles)  

  • Moose Split Leather

    93$ US187$ US

    Moose Split is leather that is suede both sides, 3 ounces in thickness. Perfect economy leather for moccasins, slippers, medicine pouches etc.  Each bundle contains approximately 10 pieces of leather each between 3 to 7 sq ft adding up to at least 50 sq ft.  We live north of Montreal and each year we recuperate moose hides from hunters who are feeding their families. During hunting season we gather the hides and have them processed at a local tannery. (not brained tanned)

    Currently available in Medium Tan.

    Available in half bundles (25 sqft) or full bundles (50 sqft).

     

  • Gold/Tan Elk/ Wapiti Leather

    102$ US224$ US

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

    Back in June we scored a load of farmed elk hides and just got back a batch from our tannery.  They are amazing! Huge, 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, coats, vest or moccasins.

  • White Elk/ Wapiti Leather

    137$ US

    ON SALE:  White Elk/Wapiti Leather.   We have a limited supply in stock which we want to move cuz we have brand new white elk and deer coming in soon. 

    White Elk/Wapiti Leather. Back in June we scored a load of farmed elk hides. We always have a huge demand for white leather for regalia, dresses etc so we were excited to make this batch of really big hides with virtually no holes into white. Well things don’t always work as planned. The July heat wave interfered in the tanning process and the final result is a little less clean than we had planned. BUT still very nice leather. The hides are virtually white and hole free. (if any holes they are off to the side) 3 1/2 ounce in weight will make this perfect for Boots, Moccasins, bags etc. For white lacing this leather will be perfect. Or for white regalia with some allowance for a bit of a rustic look, this will be perfect. But if you wanted perfect 100% white don’t get this I would call it 90%. Priced at $8 per sq ft. Pieces run from 14 sq ft up to 23 sq ft. (normally $10 per foot)

  • Buffalo Leather

    95$ US120$ US
    Sized between 13-22 sq ft (our sizes vary, please click on the colour/weight you’d like to see the size available).  These are farmed buffalo hides that are incredibly soft and supple.  The great thing about farmed Buffalo is that the hides are really perfect, both the grain/skin side and the split side.  Our 3 1/2 ounce is perfect for moccasins, mitts, gloves etc, while 5 1/2 ounce is best heavier moccasins, mukluks, or drum bags and purses.
  • “Deer Tanned” Cow Leather in Colours

    42$ US134$ US

    Colours, Colours, Colours!!

    Pieces range from 8 sq ft to 20 sq ft.  We are very excited to introduce our new line of coloured “deer tanned” cow leather (with more colours to come).  Indigenous leather is very different from the needs of the general leather industry.  We like our leather very soft, supple, and with a matte finish (not too shiny).  For years now we have been looking for a source of ‘native’ leather in various colours cuz some projects just demand a coloured leather….but it simply didn’t exist…SO we decided to make it ourselves.    The leather is tanned EXACTLY the way deer is.  The feel is same, soft and supple, same thickness and has the same matte finish that we love.  Now available in purple, red, forest green, cream and gold.

  • “Deer Tanned Cow” White, Cream and Gold

    140$ US280$ US
    “Deer Tanned Cow” 50 sq ft bundles and 25 sq ft half bundles
    “Deer Tanned” Cow leather is an alternative to Wild Deer.  Over the past few years the population of deer in eastern Canada has been dropping.  So we went looking for an alternative.  This leather is tanned exactly like deer, same softness, thickness, texture and colour.  Advantage…no awkward bullet holes and the pieces are huge. Between 22 to 28 sq ft…We are offering half bundles of 25 sq ft and whole bundles of 50 sq ft..  Disadvantage….not deer.  But for any work you would normally use deer, this leather is perfect.
  • ‘and now for something special’

    31$ US54$ 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.

    Gold/Tan Elk Split:  These hides are quite large and are suede both sides.  Weight is about 3 ounces.  This will be wonderful for making a jacket or vest in that rustic woodland style.  Would also be amazing for leggings.

    Deer Split Gold/Tan, Sage Cream and Black:  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.

  • Leather drum ‘blankie’

    22$ US

    The very best way to care for your drum long term is 1) bear grease treatment twice a year AND 2) keep your drum covered in leather all the time!!  We make beautiful moose leather drum bags but they can be outside the budget sometimes. So for a budget solution our split leather is perfect.  We select 6 to 7 sq ft pieces and this is plenty to wrap your drum with.  It can then live inside a canvas or plastic bag…..but the leather will protect your drum. 

  • Moose Leather Mocc/Mitt Making Kit

    56$ US
    For the member in your family who was just about to start those moccasins…
    Kit includes:
    1 pc of Gold/Tan Moose Leather (3 1/2oz – 8 sq ft)
    1 mix kit of Glover needles
    1 small roll of natural coloured sinew
  • Sale!

    White Tail Deer Raw Hide

    90$ US 75$ 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).

  • Beaver Furs

    82$ US112$ US

    Beaver furs:

    Medium (26″ – 29″) and Large (32″ – 34″) sizes available.

    Perfect for mitts or moccasins.

    Custom Order. Only a 4 day delay to delivery. Please contact us to order, or leave a note in checkout.

  • Rabbit Furs

    12$ US

    Available in 4 colours: White, Grey, Hare Brown and Natural Black (not dyed).

    Perfect for trimming on mitts or moccasins.