Feather Boxes

98$ US

New and Improved!!

In the Native tradition our feathers help ground us and bring us clarity.  We wanted to make a feather case/box that would carry that respect we have for our feathers.  We introduced our Feather boxes last fall….but found that we could make some improvements. So introducing our second edition.
(please note: Feather NOT included)

Our box is made of Butternut wood, which is 18” long,  and 1 1/4” deep.  We routered out the interior of each side leaving a 3/4” cavity inside to properly hold a feather.  We created an “old school” leather hinge with 5 1/2 ounce moose hide fastened with glue and 10 solid copper tacks.  Our boxes fasten with two moose leather ties that come up from the bottom and wrap around a moose antler button on the lid of the box.  Inside each box we have attached red felt to hold our feathers carefully in place.  Each box is carefully finished with 2 coats of bear grease, which makes a wonderful traditional wood oil treatment.

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Description

New and Improved!!

In the Native tradition our feathers help ground us and bring us clarity.  We wanted to make a feather case/box that would carry that respect we have for our feathers.  We introduced our Feather boxes last fall….but found that we could make some improvements. So introducing our second edition.
(please note: Feather NOT included)

Our box is made of Butternut wood, which is 18” long,  and 1 1/4” deep.  We routered out the interior of each side leaving a 3/4” cavity inside to properly hold a feather.  We created an “old school” leather hinge with 5 1/2 ounce moose hide fastened with glue and 10 solid copper tacks.  Our boxes fasten with two moose leather ties that come up from the bottom and wrap around a moose antler button on the lid of the box.  Inside each box we have attached red felt to hold our feathers carefully in place.  Each box is carefully finished with 2 coats of bear grease, which makes a wonderful traditional wood oil treatment.

The Butternut tree is a local exotic wood native to the St Laurence valley.  They produce a large lime sized nut with delicious fruit inside.  Indigenous people have harvested and preserved Butternuts for eons.  Tribal Spirit (Rob) grew up harvesting nuts and building furniture with the wood.  Butternut wood is light weight, rich brown colour with a beautiful pattern/figure and has a sweet nutty odour.  The wood is very rot, humidity, and pest resistant and so offers a perfect protection for our feathers.

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 18 × 7 × 2 in

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