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Offline skandic

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Moose hide and beads
« on: February 16, 2015, 08:46:11 AM »
I love showing my wife's beadwork. Traditional Dene beadwork has a lot of floral designs, like this moose hide jacket with caribou trim (this was made by her mother)




Also made by her mother are these mitts and gloves, of moose hide and beaver fur






My wife also does the more traditional beadwork, but she also likes to try different things as well. Everything pictured below is her own work.
First up are some gloves




She also makes wrist bands, earrings, hair clips, key rings and other odds and ends. She really does like to experiment, but always surprises me :)

















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Re: Moose hide and beads
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2015, 10:20:12 AM »
Beautiful craftsmanship! I love looking at skilled leather work & bead work!
Very talented & artistic!
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The shirt, mittens & gloves look wonderful & useful! The patience & skill shown to make all of the excellent bead work is amazing, also!
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  Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Moose hide and beads
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2015, 10:30:57 AM »
That is wonderful stuff. I really like the gloves and all the small stuff like earrings and bracelets too.  Thanks
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Re: Moose hide and beads
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2015, 11:38:38 AM »
That's just amazing work!  :shocked:     You're wife is a skilled artisan and you are a lucky man! :hail:
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Re: Moose hide and beads
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2015, 08:40:16 AM »
Thanks guys, I'm glad you like it as much as I do.  :)

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Re: Moose hide and beads
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2015, 08:47:51 AM »
Holy Cow!  That's some talent there!
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Re: Moose hide and beads
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2015, 09:51:47 AM »
  That stuff is stunning!

  I just love everything about native aesthetics, tools, clothing, all of it. I never heard much about moose hide leather. I presume it is similar to cowhide.
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Re: Moose hide and beads
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2015, 09:45:05 AM »
Wow! Very fine craftsmanship!

That must have taken her hours to make.

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Re: Moose hide and beads
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2015, 10:03:46 AM »
WOW.  You have some talented ladies!   I love that tiny glove key chain. :)   Shucks I love all of it.. so time consuming and so gorgeous.  I hope you continue to show more. :)

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Re: Moose hide and beads
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2015, 10:26:11 AM »
Scanic,
That is some serious artistic skill.
I hope that keeps getting passed down to the next generation.
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Re: Moose hide and beads
« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2015, 03:04:23 PM »
Two questions, does your wife make these just as a hobby or does she sell any of her handiwork, and two... is it safe to assume these are hairclips?


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Re: Moose hide and beads
« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2015, 09:45:22 PM »
Wow! Very fine craftsmanship!
That must have taken her hours to make.

Many, many hours. I'ts very time consuming work.

Scanic,
That is some serious artistic skill.
I hope that keeps getting passed down to the next generation.

Unfortunately as the years go by and the older folks pass on, this type of work is being done by less and less people. In the future, I believe this sort of traditional work will become almost unknown, at least in some areas. Not having daughters means there is no one for her to pass the knowledge on to. :(

Two questions, does your wife make these just as a hobby or does she sell any of her handiwork, and two... is it safe to assume these are hairclips?




She actually does sell most of what she makes, but with a full time job it means her time is quite limited.
Yes, those two pictured are hairclips.

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Re: Moose hide and beads
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2015, 11:40:13 AM »
Oh boy what a bunch of beautiful work! I'm impressed. Your wife and mother-in-law have some terrific skill. Thank you for sharing.

 I'm glad I found this section of the forum. For whatever reason the "bushlore topics" was never open when on the Home page. Now it is
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Re: Moose hide and beads
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2015, 11:45:17 AM »
I'm glad this got bumped again, just so I could look at it all, one more time! :drool:
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« Reply #14 on: April 20, 2015, 11:58:23 AM »
Right on! I was looking at the Home page and saw the Bushlore Topics header, but nothing was under it. So I clicked it, and a whole nuther world appeared. I kept thinking the forum seemed kinda lean, had seen topics come up. but never saw the subforum on Home page-took me a while to figgerout lol
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Re: Moose hide and beads
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2015, 03:28:33 PM »
Absolutely stunning! So glad she has kept this traditional art alive. Hope she's passing it on to someone....