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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  • Deer Leather in Colours

    53$ US394$ US

    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, Light Blue, Purple, Green, Pink and Red. We have been working towards this new line of coloured deer for years….finally actualized!!

    Available in different sizes… OR…

    Sampler A:  4 pieces of 10 sqft (Blue, Pink, Green, Red)

    Sampler B:  5 pieces of 10 sqft (Blue, Pink, Green,Red, Black)

    Sampler C:  6 pieces of 10 sqft (Blue, Light Blue, Pink, Green, Red, Black)

  • Deer Leather in Colours ‘Seconds’

    40$ US301$ 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…

    Sampler A:  4 pieces of 10 sqft (Blue, Pink, Green, Red)

    Sampler B:  5 pieces of 10 sqft (Blue, Pink, Green, Red, Purple)

    Sampler C:  6 pieces of 10 sqft (Blue, Light Blue,Pink, Green,Red, Purple)

  • Sale!

    Scrap Leather Bags

    12$ US 8$ 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 bag filled with a mixture of 3 1/2 and 5 1/2 ounce moose of gold, brown or black colours.

  • Medium Gold Deer Leather

    70$ US309$ 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.

  • New Deer Leather Colours in Stock

    53$ US328$ US

    Brand New Colours of Deer Leather 

    We are thrilled to introduce 3 new colours to the Tribal Spirit selection.

    Turquoise: Ok Boys and Girls….be prepared to loose your minds…..after exhaustive research and development….we have achieved peak turquoise perfection….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.

    Fuchsia:  This colour is absolutely delicious…I wish there was a fruit of this colour….cuz I am sure it would be beyond everything…we only have a few hides at the moment, (making more) and everyone is perfect….

    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.

  • Sale!

    Light Gold Deer Leather Isolation Special 20% off

    31$ US263$ 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

  • Cream Moose Leather 5 1/2 oz

    53$ US309$ US

    We are SO thrilled to be able to offer cream 5 1/2 ounce moose.  This leather is going to make some insane bags and moccasins!!!   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) We have some amazing pieces….sizes range from 8 sq ft up 12 sq ft in quarter moose AND we also have some (extremely rare)  half moose sizes from 15 sq ft up to 25 sq ft…  We also offer bundles of 50 sq ft at a little discount.

  • Brown Deer Leather

    40$ US309$ 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!!

  • Cedarwood Deer Leather

    31$ US309$ 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.

  • Sage-Cream Deer Leather

    31$ US309$ 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.

  • Light Cream Deer Leather

    40$ US309$ 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!!

  • Black deer leather

    Black Deer Leather

    31$ US309$ 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 $$.

  • 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 from left to right in picture: White, Black, Gold, Cork, Cedarwood, Sage Cream, Cream, Green, Blue, Pink, Purple, Red.

    10 strips of leather lacing included.

  • Moose Split Leather

    77$ US155$ 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 Light Tan, Medium Tan and Gold

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

     

  • Gold Moose Leather 3.5oz

    39$ US309$ 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).

  • Black Moose Leather 3 1/2

    46$ US309$ 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.

  • Cream Moose Leather 3.5oz

    36$ US309$ US

    Cream Moose is brand new to Tribal Spirit and it is going to make some incredible moccasins and mitts!!  The skin/smooth side is so beautiful, the grain has just a touch of texture that accents slightly darker cream.  So the pattern/grain of moose hides is expressed in colour.  The suede side is 100% even and so very ‘tradish’ in colour shade.  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.  This cream moose is sure to amaze!!  We recommend glovers needles # 5 or # 6 for sewing.  (5 better for newbies, 6 for more experienced sewers). The seconds have a little too many marks on the smooth side (that is how we categorize seconds) the suede side is perfect 100%.  So if you are using suede side out….great way to catch a deal.

  • Brown Moose Leather 3.5oz

    19$ US193$ 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.

  • Cork Moose Leather – 3 1/2 oz

    39$ US309$ 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.

  • Gold Moose Leather 5.5oz (Full Hides)

    139$ US220$ US

    Full Moose hides in 5 1/2 ounce:  This was a tannery accident.  We generally do all our full moose into 3 1/2 ounce which is very popular for Moccasins etc.  But the tannery did a run of 30 hides at their full thickness.  They are amazing hides…perfect for a bed spread or chair covering or for all your large bags making needs.  Joywind was just thrilled to be able to cut really large drum bags out of one hides and cut 8 foot long straps for bags…These will not happen again for a long time….so if you are tempted grab one fast.

  • Gold Moose Leather 3.5oz (Full Hides)

    116$ US178$ US

    Gold – Full Calf Moose Leather these are the last hides for the year:  As our tannery works through the hides that we gather each year they put some special pieces aside… 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.

  • Cedarwood Moose Leather 5 1/2 oz

    32$ US309$ 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. We are now offering seconds for some of our leather….when people are removing a moose from the forest the grain/skin side can get scratched.  SO on the seconds leather the smooth side won’t be perfect…BUT the suede is is 100%.  So if your project  involved suede side out, then this is a great way to save some $$.

     

  • Gold Moose Leather 5 1/2 oz

    39$ US309$ 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.

     

  • Cork Moose Leather 5 1/2 oz

    46$ US309$ 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. We also offer bundles of 50 sq ft at a little discount.
    5 1/2 oz.

  • Black Moose Leather 5 1/2

    46$ US309$ 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. This leather is very soft and supple.  Average quarter moose runs 8 to 9 sq ft. 5 1/2 oz. Sizes run from 7 sq ft up to 10 sq ft and we offer 50 sq ft at a little discount. 

  • Moose Leather Bundle Seconds Sale

    125$ US251$ US

    Moose ‘Seconds’ Leather Bundle Sale!   25 and 50 square foot bundles! Available in Gold, Brown, Cork, Black and Cedarwood.

    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.  Moose hides are often pulled out of the bush, cuz they are REALLY heavy and the skin side gets scratched.  This reduces the skin side/smooth side from a # 1 quality to a ‘seconds”.  The grain/skin side is not perfect BUT the suede side is very nice: 98% perfect.  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).

  • Gold/Tan Elk/ Wapiti Leather

    85$ US170$ 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.

  • Sale!

    White Tail Deer Raw Hide

    93$ US 77$ 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).

  • Sale!

    Deer Rawhide Scraps

    12$ US 8$ 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!!

  • ‘and now for something special’

    19$ US178$ 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.

    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, 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.  For the purple splits, the hides are quite large….you won’t see such large split hides again….t’was kinda an accident at the tannery, they took the membrane of a couple dozen hides by mistake.

  • Leather drum ‘blankie’

    23$ 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

    58$ US
    For the member in your family who was just about to start those moccasins or mitts…
    Kit includes:
    1 pc of Moose Leather (3 1/2oz – 8 sq ft) Options Gold, Cork, Cedarwood, Light Brown, Cream and Black
    1 mix kit of Glover needles
    1 small roll of natural coloured sinew
    AND Moccasin  & Mitt Kit Instructions
  • Black Buffalo leather Halves 3 1/2 oz

    104$ US181$ US

    Farmed Buffalo hide tanned Black    Very soft and supple and easily sewn by hand.  Will make amazing moccasins, mukluks, bags, vests and jackets.  These are halve buffalo pieces and are quite huge running from 19 sq ft to 24.

  • Cedarwood Buffalo leather Halves 3 1/2 oz

    131$ US185$ US

    Farmed Buffalo hide tanned to Cedarwood colour.  Just like the cedar shingles on our hours…colours range from light brown to rust….lots of character yet ver even.  Very soft and supple and easily sewn by hand.  Will make amazing moccasins, mukluks, bags, vests and jackets.  These are halve buffalo pieces and are quite huge running from 19 sq ft to 27.

  • Gold Buffalo leather Halves 3 1/2 oz

    125$ US181$ US

    Farmed Buffalo hide tanned Gold    This is a very “normal” gold/tan colour. Very soft and supple and easily sewn by hand.  Will make amazing moccasins, mukluks, bags, vests and jackets.  These are halve buffalo pieces and are quite huge running from 19 sq ft to 24.

  • Light Brown Buffalo leather Halves 3 1/2 oz

    97$ US167$ US

    Farmed Buffalo hide tanned to Light Brown colour.  This brown is a light milk chocolate tone (think: Quick chocolate milk lol).  Very soft and supple and easily sewn by hand.  Will make amazing moccasins, mukluks, bags, vests and jackets.  These are halve buffalo pieces and are quite huge running from 19 sq ft to 24.

  • Beaver Furs

    85$ US116$ US

    Beaver furs:

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

    Perfect for mitts or moccasins.

     

  • Canadian Furs

    12$ US386$ US

    Canadian Furs:  By popular demand we have decided to create a crafting category for furs.  Designed to be worked with as moccasin trim, or clothing trim or artistic accents.  We have developed a good relationship with a furrier over the past few years supplying our rabbit and beaver and we have asked him to keep on the look out for good furs that are ‘craft’ quality.  We understand that many of these will be cut up, so they might have the odd hole but generally very useable and at a crafting price.  BUT please read the descriptions carefully cuz when we get a deal on something PERFECT, we will tell you.

    PLEASE NOTE: We can not ship these furs to the States!! 

  • Coyote Furs

    54$ US70$ US

    Canadian Coyote Furs.  We don’t normally carry coyote furs, but we are asked to help someone out. So limited time only.  These hides are not perfect but they are really beautiful very soft tanned.  There are some holes and some missing tails. (in the # 2s some are cut in the middle) but for crafting (moccasin trim etc) these are just perfect at an amazing price.

     

  • Rabbit Furs

    12$ US

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

    Perfect for trimming on mitts or moccasins.