Moose 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. Please note that a Moose is a wild animal that has lived a wild life.  If you want absolutely perfect hide we would recommend cow hide (which we do not sell).  There is joy and honour working with moose and the leather is going to show you its life experience.

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  • Medium Cream Moose Leather 3 1/2 oz

    37$ US348$ US

    Brand new colour deer from this past fall’s hunting season.  We have been offering a light cream colour for several years, but wanted something a little bit darker and bit more ,medium smoke’ colour.  This is not brain tanned and smoked but we were going for a colour that is similar.  In hide colouring there is the golds, the creams and the browns in the ‘natural’ colours.  Golds are yellowish, creams are caramelish and browns are…..well brown….  In this picture the skin side/smooth side is on left..great texture, scarring is visible (remember this is moose NOT cow) and there is some colour variation.  The hides on right represent the suede side, a rich caramel, perfect even tone, no variations.  Sizes run from 6 to 9 sq ft.

    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)  If you are planning on using the suede side out, you might consider going for the ‘seconds’ to save some $$.  Our seconds suede is 95% perfect…it is classified as seconds because the smooth side might be scraped or have some colour variation on the smooth side…but the suede side colour is very very even.

  • Medium Cream Moose Leather 5 1/2 oz

    37$ US348$ US

    Brand new colour deer from this past fall’s hunting season.  We have been offering a light cream colour for several years, but wanted something a little bit darker and bit more ,medium smoke’ colour.  This is not brain tanned and smoked but we were going for a colour that is similar.  In hide colouring there is the golds, the creams and the browns in the ‘natural’ colours.  Golds are yellowish, creams are caramelish and browns are…..well brown….  In this picture the skin side/smooth side is on left..great texture, scarring is visible (remember this is moose NOT cow) and there is some colour variation.  The hides on right represent the suede side, a rich caramel, perfect even tone, no variations.  Sizes run from 6 to 9 sq ft.

    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)  If you are planning on using the suede side out, you might consider going for the ‘seconds’ to save some $$.  Our seconds suede is 95% perfect…it is classified as seconds because the smooth side might be scraped or have some colour variation on the smooth side…but the suede side colour is very very even.

  • Moose Split Leather

    109$ US218$ 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.   Available in half bundles (25 sqft) or full bundles (50 sqft).    (Not brain tanned) 

    Currently available:  Light Tan, Tobacco, Medium Tan, Gold, Cedarwood and Black.

     

     

  • Moose Leather – Mix Colour Bundles

    257$ US467$ US

    This year we have 9 different colours of moose leather.  People have been asking for some mixtures so we decided to bundle up colours that work together and offer a little deal.  We have a Cream, Black, Gold, Royal Blue, Fuchsia, Purple, Cedarwood, Turquoise and Cork.  This leather is #1 grade A quality leather….the grain (or rather the smooth side) is very even with very few blemishes. Pieces will average 7 sq ft. if you need larger sizes please go to the colour you want (scroll down on main moose leather page) and you can select different sizes.

     

     

  • Gold Moose Leather 3 1/2 oz

    44$ US348$ US

    Gold Moose Leather 3.5 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 3.5oz 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)  Available in quarter or half moose sizes and bundles of 25 or 50sqft.

  • Cedarwood Moose Leather 3 1/2 oz

    30$ US348$ US

    Cedarwood is a new colour we introduced last year that has quickly become as popular as our gold.  We named it cedarwood because the colour resembled the cedar shingles on our house.  There is tons of variations in shades and tones.  The leather can be described as rustic or ‘antiqued’. If you like your art to have a natural feel you will love this colour.

  • Cork Moose Leather 3 1/2 oz

    44$ US348$ 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)

  • Light Cream Moose Leather 3 1/2 oz

    40$ US348$ US

    Light 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!!

  • Sale!

    Scrap Leather Bags

    9$ US

    By popular demand we are adding our Deer and 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 deer and moose leather of random colours that we are working with.  We can not fulfill any specific colour requests.

  • Pink Moose Leather 3 1/2 oz

    30$ US55$ US

    Pink: The most controversial of all the colours.  You either love it or hate it….and here at Tribal….we judge not your artistic expression!!!  For the first time ever, in the history of moose leather, (I think) we have Pink Moose 3 1/2 once in stock now.  Perfect for moccasins, bags, pouches, whatever your creative urge can come up with.  The smooth side is a very perfect pink and the suede side is a bit more magenta.  Quarter moose hide pieces for 5 to 8 sq ft.

  • Purple Moose Leather 3 1/2 oz

    30$ US55$ US

    Finally after years as a goal, we now are able to offer PURPLE MOOSE!!!    Just arrived in the door….very amazing…nice rich deer purple.  We are lovin’ it!!  As with all of our leather…. ‘seconds’ means the skin side or smooth side is not perfect…but the suede side, you can assume is 98% perfect….so if you know that you are working suede side out a great way to save a bit of money.

  • Red Moose Leather 3 1/2 oz

    30$ US63$ US

    Finally after years as a goal, we now are able to offer RED MOOSE!!! and we get the red just right….loud & proud!! Red Power

  • Fuchsia Moose Leather 3 1/2 oz

    30$ US55$ US

    We pretty much guarantee that Tribal is the only place in the world to score Fuchsia moose leather!!   And it is wonderful.  A friend made some fuchsia moccasins recently and wow insane…and for a purse or saddlebag..sure why not!  Brilliant colour and tone, exceptionally soft, tonnes of fun to work with.  Sizes are small but we will have larger ones very soon.

  • Turquoise Moose Leather 3 1/2 oz

    30$ US55$ US

    We are having SO much fun with our new colours of leather….Introducing Turquoise Moose 3 1/2 ounce and 5 1/2 ounce.  Ever dreamed of a turquoise pair of moccasins, well here is your chance.  3 1/2 ounce is better for moccs, mitts etc while 5 1/2 is better for larger bags, drum bags, saddle bags etc.

  • Royal Blue Moose Leather 3 1/2 oz

    30$ US63$ US

    This blue is SO delicious, so extreme, so amazing…bright beautiful and very BLUE….We are wrapping up our tanning of hides that we gathered last fall from hunters who were feeding their families but would have discarded the hides.

    These blue hides are really great quality and are going to make some insanely beautiful bags, purses, etc.  Have fun folks!!  Royal blue is also available in Deer.

  • Black Moose Leather 3 1/2 oz

    52$ US348$ 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.

  • Moose Leather – Mix Colour Bundles – ‘Seconds’

    213$ US299$ US

    This year we have 7 different colours of moose leather.  People have been asking for some mixtures so we decided to bundle up colours that work together and offer a little deal.  We have a Cream, Black, Gold, Royal Blue, Cedarwood, Turquoise and Cork.

    When creating moose leather there are always hides that have the membrane/skin scuffed up from the wild life the moose lived.  We put those pieces aside as ‘seconds’. The suede side is 98% perfect but smooth side not so much. But if you please to use suede side out this is a great way to save some $$. Pieces will average 6 sq ft. if you need larger sizes please go to the colour you want (scroll down on main moose leather page) and you can select different sizes.

  • Sale!

    Moose Rawhide

    52$ US

    We have an abundance of Moose Rawhide quarters that are not big enough for drums and thought we would share with a special price.  Each piece is a quarter moose hide, the sizes run about 6 to 8 sq ft.  We are offering it in two different thicknesses.  Rattle making thickness is thinner, more pliable and easily sewn when soaked with a # 5 or #3 glover needle (in stock in our needle section).  A moose rattle makes the BEST sweat lodge rattle and also great for kid’s rattles as kids can’t chew them. The heavier-thicker pieces are great for powwow drum lacing, snowshoe lacing and other heavy crafting ties.  These pieces are NOT guaranteed to be large enough for drums.  You might get a 12″ drum out of it.  These are on a serious sale cuz we are not able to make any large drums out of them.

  • Gold Moose Leather 5 1/2 oz

    44$ US348$ 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.

     

  • Cedarwood Moose Leather 5 1/2 oz

    37$ US348$ 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 $$.

     

  • Cream Moose Leather 5 1/2 oz

    59$ US348$ 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.  We also offer bundles of 50 sq ft at a little discount.

  • Cork Moose Leather 5 1/2 oz

    44$ US348$ 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 oz

    44$ US348$ 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 Mocc/Mitt Making Kit

    65$ 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 – 7 sq ft) Options Gold, Cork, Cedarwood, Cream and Black
    – 1 Glover needle mixpack
    – 1 small roll of natural coloured sinew
    – AND Moccasin & Mitt Kit Instructions (Mitt Pattern, and Mocc guidelines)
    (Leather included is enough to make EITHER a pair of Mitts OR Moccs  (Not both…lol)
  • Leather drum ‘blankie’

    26$ 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 7 to 9 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.