Moose and Deer Leather

leatherOur 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 brained tanned)  It is in our Native tradition to waste as little as possible.

Each White Tail Deer is approximately 10 square feet and each Moose is 8 square feet as our moose pieces are 1/4 of a moose.

Hunters in our region always quarter their moose to get them out of the forest.

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  • “Deer Tanned” Cow Leather in Colours

    72$ Canadian180$ Canadian

    Colours, Colours, Colours!!

    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.  We would prefer to use only deer, but annual hunted wild deer isn’t enough for the demand.  SO we made friends with some local family owned butchers who specialize in working with small scale farms.  We bought their cow hides and created various coloured “deer tanned” cow.  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.  Honestly no one would know it wasn’t deer unless you told them…”can’t believe it’s not deer” lol (buttery soft).  AND just in time for the holiday season we have Green and Red available (that was an accident) and Blue.  Pieces are either 8sq or 20 sq ft.

  • Gold Elk Leather

    126$ Canadian171$ Canadian

    Gold/Tan Farmed Elk Hide. Every once in a while we manage to score some Elk hides that we process into leather and rawhide (check our new Elk Hand Drums in the hand drum section). This leather is an extremely supple 3 ounce and is amazing….very clean, virtually no holes, really big hides that will be perfect for regalia, mukluks or moccasins. The hides are farmed and hard to find…..it comes and goes….

  • White Deer Leather ‘seconds’ Special

    48$ Canadian300$ Canadian

    White Wild Deer Leather “seconds” Special!  Each year during hunting season we gather hides from local hunters that are feeding their families but would have discarded the hides. We recuperate the hides and then process them into leather and rawhide….BUT sometimes tanning doesn’t go as wonderfully as we would like it to. Our tannery just finished processing a huge batch of white and the grain/skin side came out a little blotchy. The colour is very white, and the suede side is really nice but the smooth side is a little rough. SO, SPECIAL!!! This leather will be perfect for baby moccs, lacing, small bags, medicine bags, general craft…but not really regalia, unless you plan to use suede side out…in which case this leather is a steal.

  • Gold Moose Leather 3 1/2 oz

    64$ Canadian72$ Canadian

    Fresh Brand New Moose Leather

    This is wild Moose from the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal Canada. Our 3 1/2 Gold moose is perfect for moccasins, mukluks and mitts.  Easy to sew by hand and these quarter moose pieces are 7-10 square feet

  • Gold Moose Leather 5 1/2 oz.

    56$ Canadian

    Fresh Brand New Moose Leather

    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 currently have pieces of 8 sq ft in stock.

  • Gold Deer Leather

    72$ Canadian400$ Canadian

    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 9 to 11 sq ft. (the tannery measures them) 2 1/2 oz.

    Also available as a special bundle (which works out to 6.50$ per square foot)

    Please choose your size to get correct price.

  • “Deer Tanned” Cow

    150$ Canadian

    We went looking for an alternative to Deer Leather and came up with “deer tanned” cow. We had our tannery use the exact same process they use to create that wonderful soft deer leather feel on cow hide. SO these pieces, available in GOLD and are the same thickness (2 1/2 ounce), texture, colour and feel as deer leather. Extremely soft and wonderful to work with. The hides are PERFECT (no awkward bullet holes lol) the only problem is that they are not deer, they are cow. Pieces are 22 sq ft.

  • Buffalo Leather

    128$ Canadian192$ Canadian
    This just in!!   Buffalo Leather now available in both 3 1/2 and 5 1/2 ounce in Gold/tan, Brown and Black.  These are farmed buffalo hides that are incredibly soft and supple.  Each piece is a half buffalo averaging around 24 sq ft.  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.
    Out of stock items:
    Gold 3 1/2oz and 5 1/2oz
    Brown 3 1/2oz and 5 1/2oz
  • Black Moose Leather 3 1/2

    56$ Canadian

    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. Average quarter Moose is currently 7 sq ft.
    3 1/2 oz.

  • Black Moose Leather 5 1/2

    56$ Canadian

    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 7 to 9 sq ft.  5 1/2 oz

  • Moose Grain Leather Bundle

    200$ Canadian

    These Grain Leather Bundles include 30 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)  

  • Cork Moose Leather – 3 1/2 oz

    56$ Canadian72$ Canadian

    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 (out of stock)

    128$ Canadian

    This is wild Moose from the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal. We gather them from hunters and have them commercially tanned, 5 1/2 onces really requires a commercial sewing machine OR hole punch and lacing. (see our leather bags for examples) Each piece is approximately 8 square feet (the tannery measures them). Please note that there may be a bullet hole although we will select the very best piece possible.
    5 1/2 oz.

  • Moose Leather Mocc/Mitt Making Kit

    75$ Canadian
    For the member in your family who was just about to start those moccasins.
    Out of Gold Moose currently, sending with Cork (Dark brown)
    Kit includes:
    1 pc of Cork Moose Leather (3 1/2oz)
    1 mix kit of Glover needles
    1 medium roll of natural coloured sinew
  • White Tail Deer Raw Hide

    110$ Canadian

    This Raw hide is from farmed wild Whilte 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 Rawhide Scraps

    10$ Canadian

    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!!

  • Scrap Leather Bags

    10$ Canadian
    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 many colours.  You can request preferences, and we will do our best.
  • Moose Split Leather (Out of Stock)

    200$ Canadian

    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 approx 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) 

  • Leather drum ‘blankie’

    25$ Canadian

    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. 

  • Beaver Furs

    80$ Canadian150$ Canadian

    Beaver furs, Small and Large sizes available.

    Perfect for mitts or moccasins.

  • Rabbit furs (Out of Stock)

    14$ Canadian

    (Will be back in stock Early December 2018)

    Available in 3 colours: White, Brown and Natural Black (not dyed).

    Perfect for mitts or moccasins.

  • Gift Cards

    25$ Canadian200$ Canadian
    These Gift Cards can be purchase here online, and we will ship them to either you or the person you are offering it to. (during check out you can add that shipping address if you wish)  The recipient can browse our web site and either call in, email, or Facebook message us to redeem the value of the card.  (this will be explained in a note sent along with the card)