Dec 30 2012

New Inner Coat

Published by at 2:03 pm under Expeditions and Experiences

I’ve recently finished a new inner coat of fall killed wild reindeer. It is made out of one adult female and two calf skins, hairs turned in. The female forms the back, one calf was split to be made into arms and the other split for the front. Leftovers were added as needed. The pattern is quite simple, based on Selkup/Evenki people’s design with a touch of the far east and a few personal additions. The skins were lightly bark tanned and smoked. I used a metal needle for most of the project, with moose sinew as thread.

It is meant to be worn underneath a waterproof layer or a coat worn with the fur turned out. I might add edges of pine marten to reduce a bit of draft at the front, but it is still very warm, without anything underneath.


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5 responses so far

5 Responses to “New Inner Coat”

  1. Gorges Smytheon 30 Dec 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Very nice!

  2. Trish the Vultureon 31 Dec 2012 at 2:34 am

    Turned out very nice! =]

  3. The Warless Warrioron 31 Dec 2012 at 4:09 pm

    Incredible work!

    You’re a continuing source of inspiration and a man worthy of the highest respect.

    I salute you!

  4. Larry Hearton 12 Feb 2013 at 12:15 pm

    You’re a real master, Torjus!
    It’s very difficult to do that with your own hands. No hi-tech, no warranties and no trend styles…but that’s a real thing! I’d also like to wear a 100% ecologic and natural coat.
    Awesome job!

  5. Amy Schmidton 09 Mar 2013 at 5:36 am

    Thank you for sharing these parts of your life and for traveling your path. It is appreciated so much!

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