I have this Elk hide (hairless) type Mountain Man gig.
More comfortable and warm than one would think.
Kinda fun to dress up and head over to the Fort Bridger Rendezvous over Labor Day in Fort Bridger, Wyoming.
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Deer hides or ???
Those are some very nice pieces and look very authentic. Is that blueish/purple strips beadwork or colored thread? I also like the fringe work on the bottom as it starts in a random pattern....not just straight across and the same length.
Seriously, that's a cool way to make use of all your elk hides. I have boxes of them with no clue what to do with them.
The multi color beads are a sew on that come in a 5ft roll, not too pricey.
I thought for sure to see some moccasins posted ………
Some extremely talented folks attend and do most everything the way it was done back in the Mountain man/woman timeframe.
I have a couple Hair On elk hides and I am thinking of doing some Knee High Gaiters out of 1 hide, they look really kool.
A regular sewing machine with an industrial needle and a Surger type sewing machine work well on the thicker hides like elk and moose, never ever tried to make any thing out of the remaining hide off my Buff mount...… hmmmmmm
Thanks for the PM's asking about that wall, it took me about a week to do---- every piece of wood was hand cut for placement with the table saw and band saw, yes 3 different wood types used.
Good luck, Robb
John Dunbar would be proud.