Trapline Lodges

Instruments, Dolls,
Minature Tips

Rattles:

I make three kinds of rattles, turtle shell, hoof and rawhide.

Turtle shell rattles are made from a common water turtle shell (slider or painted) the handle is a deer foot with hoof, and the covering is rawhide. This rattle sounds excellent using the hollow bone chamber of the shell.

Rawhide rattle is made from elk rawhide and wood handle.

Hoof rattles are made with deer hooflets or dew claws attached to an elk or buffalo rib or wood handle with leather thongs, brain tanned leather handle sewn over rib bone and earth paint.







Hooflet rattle..........................................$50.00

Turtle shell rattle with deer hoof handle....$65.00

Turtle shell rattle with wood handle.........$65.00

Rawhide rattle.......................................$45.00






new product



Peyote Drum Heads: 15 inch diameter, cut from top quality smoked hides no knife marks or holes - $85.00



Drums:

Hand drums make a great sound and were used in many of the early dance ceremonies such as scalp dance and buffalo dance. Carl Bodmer's illustrations show individuals using these drums. Drums are vailable in 12, 15 and 18 inches.

Cottonwood log drums are made from a hollowed out section of cottonwood. Dimensions range in varying sizes of logs available. Average is 14 high 12 wide but you can request a particular size if desired.

Drumsticks are made with brain tanned deer hide sewn on head and stuffed with elk or buffalo hair. Handle is made of willow.

Hand Drums:
12 in. ...$65.00
15 in. ...$90.00
18 in. .$120.00

Rims for Hand Drums:
12 in. ...........$25.00
15 in. ...........$30.00
18 in. ...........$35.00

Cotton Wood Log Drums (tom-toms):
call for pricing on large drums not listed.
12 in. wide - 12 in. deep.....$60.00
12 in. wide - 14 in. deep.....$65.00
12 in. wide - 18 in. deep.....$70.00
14 in. wide - 12 in. deep.....$65.00
14 in. wide - 14 in. deep.....$70.00
14 in. wide - 16 in. deep.....$75.00
14 in. wide - 18 in. deep.....$80.00
16 in. wide - 12 in. deep.....$85.00
16 in. wide - 14 in. deep.....$90.00
16 in. wide - 16 in. deep.....$95.00
16 in. wide - 18 in. deep....$100.00
18 in. wide - 12 in. deep.....$90.00
18 in. wide - 14 in. deep.....$95.00
18 in. wide - 16 in. deep....$100.00
18 in. wide - 18 in. deep....$105.00








Dolls:

Dolls were a common toy of both girls and boys, Girl's dolls would have elaborately decorated dresses with painting and beadwork scaled down from their mother or grandmother's clothing. Often toy tipi villages were erected in camp by groups of girls playing "house". Boys had dolls replicating warriors they admired. Tiny bows and shields were fastened to the male dolls.

Woman doll brain tanned beadwork and paint......$120.00

Woman doll commercial leather beadwork and paint......$85.00

Man doll brain tanned leather beadwork miniature bow and arrow set and shield......$120.00

Man doll commercial leather, beadwork, bow and arrow set and shield......$105.00

Boy doll brain tanned leather beadwork......$85.00

Boy doll commercial tanned leather and beadwork......$60.00

Girl doll brain tanned leather beadwork paint......$85.00

Girl doll commercial leather beadwork and paint......$60.00










Miniature Tipis:

Miniature tipis are made of leather and the tipi poles are willow; the base is walnut or ash. They are an exact scaled down model of a plains tipi available in Sioux, Blackfeet and Crow tribal style.









Brain tanned tipi 15 inches tall walnut or birch base......$95.00

Commercial tanned leather tipi 15 in. tall walnut or birch base......$65.00










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