Living with the Ancients Primitive Technology and Ancient Living Skills



Coil basketry utilizing natural materials provided by the local landscape is found thoughout the world.  In the north country one may find a basket born of willow, cattail, sweet grass, or pine needles, and near the equator the jippi jappa palm leaf may create its form.  Coil upon coil, the standard, or single element base bundle foundation is woven together by the spiraling stitch of a string. In the end the continuous coiling will provide you with a lovely basket, or with enough stitches a broad brimmed hat, or tool for winnowing your grain.

Frame Drum


Generate some good vibrations! Make your very own frame drum, and drum stick. Learn how to safely cut your own raw hide cord and drum head from a whitetail deer skin, and stretch it tight over a wooden frame. Then construct a mallet from a hardwood stick, string and leather. Combine the two together and play some music! Take home a beautiful instrument and a few songs to share with your tribe.

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