Dec 30 2012
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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