Isolation Specials - Virtual Powwow !!

In our experience… when times get tough…Natives get CRAFTING.

The Indigenous community is used to being self sufficient.  We are used to economically challenging times and we have the skill to create and survive.  Crafting is in our collective memory and we know how to reach back for those teaching and make a pair of moccasins, mitts etc to sell in order to feed our families. Tribal Spirit is reducing prices on lots of raw materials (leather, rawhide, drum kits etc) in order to help each other feed our families.  While other larger companies have been forced to shut down, we are an Indigenous Family business and we (Joywind and Rob) are making, packing, labeling and shipping every day.  The Post and Fedex are deemed essential services, and we believe that for the Native community……what we do….is also an essential service.

COVID-19 Update – December

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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  • Sale!

    Moose Hide Rattles

    67$ US 55$ US
    Moose Hide Rattles 20% off!!  Tribal Spirit Moose Hide Rattles are made with a maple handle and a moose hide rattle head in either natural or dyed.  Our Shaker Maker is the most wonderful rawhide sewer on Turtle Island.  These rattles are incredibly double stitched with amazing precision. These shakers are just amazing in the sweat lodge.  We used only the thickest of moose hide and they won’t go flat/soft.
  • Holiday Cards

    14$ US24$ US

    We, here at Tribal Spirit unabashedly like the holiday season.  We live in a winter wonderland, love the lights, love the music.  We’re trying to start a resurgence of card sending, or at least inspire you to get a few cards to make your favourite NDNs giggle when they open it.

    Available in 6 or 12 packs (with envelopes included) – 5″ x 7″ premium matte finish – Blank interior.

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    Buffalo Hand Drums

    141$ US452$ US

    Buffalo Hand Drums on Sale 20% off!!   One of the most important tools in the Native tradition is the Buffalo Rawhide Hand Drum.  We have been working for quite some time to establish a secure supply of Buffalo hide.  For Tribal Spirit, moose and deer hides are easy to gather….as there are lots of them living locally.  But wild Buffalo are a rare thing these days.  These hides come from farmed raised Buffalo.  The grain on a buffalo is completely unique….there are shadows in the hide that would make you think of alligator.

  • Deer Leather Natural Tones ‘Seconds’

    44$ US275$ 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”.

    Available in different sizes… OR… we offer some combinations of colours. (those collections are 8 sq ft each)

  • Deer Leather in Colours ‘Seconds’

    44$ US314$ 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…Available in different sizes… OR… we offer some combinations of colours.

     

  • Sale!

    Light Gold Deer Leather Isolation Special 20% off

    31$ US267$ 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

  • Full Brown/Cork Buffalo ‘seconds’ special

    118$ US173$ US

    We just received a batch of buffalo back for the tannery and the quality of the grain/smooth side is crap…..but the suede side is 98% perfect….SO if you are thinking blanket or sweat lodge covering, or you like to make your moccs suede side out, or vest suede side out, then this is an amazing deal.  $5 per sq ft buffalo doesn’t happen……lol….limited supply….you have been warned. hehe….

     

  • Sale!

    Kids Hand Drum Kits

    28$ US47$ US

    8″ and 11″ Kids Drum Kits
    We recommend 8″ kits ages 0-5 and our 11″ kits for ages 5-12

    Like our adult drums, each kit includes a hand steamed white ash hoop, a deer hide with holes punched, large enough to wrap all the way over to the back of the frame. Lacing long enough to tie up the drum and weave a handle, a drum stick kit AND instructions to help anyone, even a complete beginner pull an amazing drum.

    This Special is for families surviving isolation, please don’t purchase more than 4 kits (you can get 4 of each) If you need more, please purchase at https://tribalspiritmusic.com/product/hand-drum-kits-for-workshops-14/

  • Hand Drum Kits – Isolation Special

    60$ US85$ US

    12″ and 14″ Hand Drum Kits

    Each kit includes a hand steamed white ash hoop, a deer hide with holes punched, large enough to wrap all the way over to the back of the frame. Lacing long enough to tie up the drum and weave a handle, a drum stick kit AND instructions to help anyone, even a complete beginner pull an amazing drum.

    This Special is for families surviving isolation, please don’t purchase more than 4 kits (you can get 4 of each) If you need more, please purchase at https://tribalspiritmusic.com/product/hand-drum-kits-for-workshops-14/

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    Medicine Bags Kits “DIY”

    67$ US 53$ US
    Our new Moose Leather Medicine Bags KITS!!
    One of the handiest things around the fire or gathering is a nice smudge kit or medicine bag.  Our pre-made kit includes a Moose Bag that we make, and a farmed abalone shell, sage and a small feather fan.  Recently we have had several people ask if they could make it themselves….and who are we to say no!!  So, our new 8″ Smudge Bag Kit consists of a front and back piece of leather (to be hand sewn together to create the bag), a moose leather strap (to be sewn into the side of the bag), Sinew, glovers needles AND very careful clear instructions on how to assemble your bag.  The kit also include a fan (that we make for you) and farmed abalone shell and a linen bag of Californian Buffalo/White Sage.  We also suggest several different finishing techniques so that everyone can personalize their own bag.  Making the bag is an easy project that will make a great afternoon for the family or workshop.  Our bags can even be created virtually over zoom for an Isolated Gang.
     
    Attention USA customers: we are not permitted to ship feathers into the United States.  Our thought is to add more white sage and a piece of leather to your Medicine Bag Kit to compensate for the missing fan.  AND perhaps this is an opportunity to make your own fan. We use a small branch, drill holes and glue feathers into the branch.  Then you can wrap the wood with leather we have included.
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    Rattle Kits (Moose or Deer) Isolation Special

    19$ US28$ US

    Family Isolation Special on Rattle Kits!! 20% OFF.  As part of our collection of slashed price items to ease the pain of Family Isolation we are offering our Rattle kits on sale. Everything is included, so that a great time is had by all. We are offering a Deer or Moose Rattle Kit. Each kit comes with a carefully selected piece of rawhide (shape traced out to be cut), glovers needles, sinew, maple wood handle and wool to stuff and shape the rattle. This special is intended to support families in isolation so lease limit your order for 4 each only…..IF you need more please order them from this link: https://tribalspiritmusic.com/product/rattle-kits-moose-or-deer/

    (Finished rattle not included – lol)

  • Sale! Moose Split Leather Bundles

    Moose Split Leather 20% off

    79$ US157$ 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)

    Cedarwood, Cream, Medium Tan, Dark Tan, Black and Gold

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

     

  • Sale!

    Gold Moose Leather 3.5oz Isolation Sale!!

    27$ US267$ US

    Gold Moose Isolation Sale 20%!!

    The Indigenous community is used to being self sufficient.  We are used to economically challenging times and we have the skill to create and survive.  Crafting is in our collective memory and we know how to reach back for those teaching and make a pair of moccasins, mitts etc to sell in order to feed our families.  We are reducing prices on lots of raw materials (leather, rawhide, beads etc) in order to help each other feed our families.  This sale is intended for family entrepreneurs, if you are placing large orders for schools etc please go to this link to buy your leather…save the discounts for those in need.  https://tribalspiritmusic.com/product/gold-moose-leather-3-5oz/

    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).

  • Sale!

    Hand Drum Bag Kit Isolation Special!!

    28$ US71$ US
    Isolation Special:20% off all Tribal Spirit Moose leather Drum Bag Kit.  For workshops or as a ‘do it yourself’ project.  Everything included (with detailed instructions) to make you own moose leather drum bag.
    Our new Drum Bag Kits are design as a workshop.  We have included very clear instructions (video also available) sinew, glovers needle, small pice of thick moose to make a thimble and all the leather cut to size and appropriate shape.  We have also included instructions so that people can personalize their bags with either fringe or left ‘live edge’. This sale is intended for family entrepreneurs, if you are placing large orders for schools etc please go to this link to buy your leather…save the discounts for those in need.  https://tribalspiritmusic.com/product/hand-drum-bag-kit/
  • Sale!

    Scrap Leather Bags

    12$ US 8$ US

    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 moose and deer leather of random colours that we are working with.  We can not fulfill any specific colour requests.

  • 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!!

  • Sale!

    “Deer Tanned Cow” White, Cream and Gold

    118$ US236$ US
    Isolation Special 20% off  “Deer Tanned Cow” 50 sq ft bundles and 25 sq ft half bundles $6 per sq ft.
    “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.
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    Buffalo Hide – Hand Drum Kits

    97$ US160$ US

    We are thrilled to introduce Buffalo Hide Hand Drum Kits to our collection. Now, these drum kits come with a warning:  They are NOT intended for beginners.  Buffalo hide is much thicker and requires strong arms and fingers to properly pull a buffalo hide drum.  But if your consider yourself strong or have a friend to help you should be fine.  If you feel like you don’t have a strong arm, you should start with a deer drum kit.

    Each kit includes a buffalo rawhide circle, holes punched, extra strong lacing to handle the strength of buffalo with enough to weave a handle, an over built white ash hoop AND a drum stick kit.  We are offering 4 different sizes:  12″, 14″, 15″ and 17″

  • Sale!

    White Tail Deer Raw Hide

    94$ US 79$ 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).