considerable research for historic accuracy, each piece is painstakingly
handmade with the same materials used prehistorically, almost all
of which I have personally harvested, in their native environments.
The geological and plant-based materials are gathered selectively
with conscientious consideration of the interconnectedness of all
things. The animal parts are salvaged from roadkill or kills made
by hunters who eat what they harvest. I make every attempt to not
use parts from animals that were exploited for the sole purpose of
money or "sport". Neither was in the spirit of the Native
I should also note that many of my finished pieces take on an older
and used appearance naturally by simply using and handling outside.
To facilitate this natural process, I will, on occasion, physically
distress the areas that would naturally receive wear then patina
the implement by polishing with earth, sweat, body oils, and wild
animal fats and blood...the very things the originals were exposed
to. With effort, these pieces can be made to be nearly indistinguishable
from those hundreds of years old.
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