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.  Take care!!!

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  • Deer Leather in Colours ‘Seconds’

    44$ US354$ 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.

     

  • Deer Leather Natural Tones ‘Seconds’

    44$ US314$ 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)

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    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

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    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$ US75$ 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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    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)

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    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).

  • ‘and now for something special’

    14$ US42$ 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

    Turquoise, Royal Blue, Pink, Fuchsia, Grey, 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, Caramel 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.

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    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/
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    Medicine Bags Kits

    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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    14″ Deer Hand Drums Isolation Special

    102$ US 82$ US

    20% off Deer Drums IN Stock

    During these challenging times Tribal Spirit is offering a bunch of different specials to help make “Isolation” a little bit more pleasant.  We find ourselves with a huge inventory or 14″ Dyed deer drum, these are only a few…. (after a school cancelled an order cuz of lack of……um…..school lol). SO time for a special….share the joy!!  and Drum On!!

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    Children’s Hand Drums Isolation Special

    31$ US53$ US

    During these challenging times Tribal Spirit is offering a bunch of different specials to help make “Isolation” a little bit more pleasant.  This week we are thinking kids…As spring is upon us and back yard campfires start up perhaps someone in your ‘bubble’ would like to have their own drum.  We have lots of dyed 8″ and 11″ kids drums in stock ready to ship.  Each drum comes with a stick.  If you have a preference of colours, please mention you top 3 preferences in the comment section as you are checking out and we will do our best….  and Drum On!!

  • Moose Leather Bundle Seconds Sale

    127$ US255$ 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).

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    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).

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    “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.