The Pixie Travelling Medicine Show brings you the medicine of the wild plant and animal people gathered and prepared with love and reverence to nourish body mind and spirit of all living beings.
Benjamin Pixie offers custom leather work, ethically rewilding the world. For more information about custom leather work and prices please feel free to contact Benjamin.
The word tanning comes from the old german Tanenbaum which originally referred to Oak or Fir trees- both rich sources of tannin. Tannin is a medicinal constituent of plant skin used to defend the plant from infection, or being eaten. When this medicine is extracted in water it has the potential to bind to the fiber network of animal skins creating a synthesis of animal and plant skin- Leather! Prior to the 1800s and the advent of poisonous toxic metal tanning practices this is the way most leather was made. Thru word and deed I am keeping this ancient, beautiful and medicinal art alive, by teaching, creating, and loving natural and wild plants and animals and all the many ways they can come together. Feel free to contact me if you desire a custom piece or want to host or organize a class on hide tanning, shoe making, leather working, etc.
Gallery of Leather & Medicine Magic
Hemlock Bark tanned Deer skin Shirt with 4 color herring bone stitch
and bark tanned salmon skin shoulder pieces
Salmon Leather Waist Coat with Abalone Buttons
|Urine tanned Salmon Skin shirt with appliqué Yerba Mansa |
Flower and Root
|Brain-tanned Coyote hooded jacket|
|Oil tanned salmon skins curing|
|Bark tanned Deerskin pants tanned with Oak bark and Chestnut bark tanned deerskin riding boots|
|Braintanned deerskin shorts dyed with cochineal with abalone buttons|
|salmon leather beltbag with adipose fin closure|
|salmon leather medicine bag|
|baby buckskin vest with fancy collar|
Barktan Deerskin & Salmon Leather
Tarot card Pouch Belt/Purse
Sweetness & Light
Barktan Salmon & Deer Magic