New body style : hip
quiver with stiched bark inlays
Handmade birch bark and leather quivers.
The quivers by Solene Chatain will become your most inspired piece of archery gear, whether you shoot a recurve, a compound or a longbow. These quivers make a perfect lifelong hunting or 3D shoot companion, and a display for your arrows at home.
"Quiver making is my art."
birch bark patch stitched
hemp webbing strap
woven birch bark,
stitched-in "haida" art design band , rabbit fur arrow quieter .
finely woven with vintage heirloom fur arrow quieter and tassles
solid one piece bark natural hemp stitch
solid one piece of bark, stitched and wrapped in hide with color inlays , hemp stitch, tassles and sheep fur liner.
double side leather strap.
Bark is a material seldom used nowadays but not too long ago the bark of the cedar and the birch tree were an integral part of the lives of countless people and for thousands of years.
The traditional uses of the cedar bark, either woven or shredded among the west coastal people ranged from rope to blankets: hats, baskets, mats, clothes. And where the birch was abundant, people depended on their birch bark canoe to brave powerful rivers.
These natural materials are of superior quality, they are strong durable and light weight.
All Bark with contrast.
I am working with bark in the traditional manner and taking care of everything from harvesting to shipping myself.
The finding, harvesting and preparing of the bark is a lengthy process. I do not strip of their bark alive trees; I seek for dead or already down trees and pick the best bark's thickness and color for my purpose.
Then I cut it off, wet it, clean it, slice it , bend it and sometimes split the thickness.
And then...I still have to make a quiver!
Color and finishes
The finish object is hand-rubbed with many coats of linseed oil. Also you can have the bark dyed for interesting highlights
Cedar bark Fur on solid bark body
Great place to keep an extra string, wax and an arrow repair kit. They come with hand carved antler buttons.
Charms are carved from shed elk antlers, by an expert antler artist from British Columbia Canada. Handblown glass beads and stone arrow heads are also available. The charm is to bring luck while shooting. Your favourite animal is usually a good thing to start with for custom totems.
Leather, hemp webbing, side straps for your back quiver or side quiver type strap.
My standard strap below is an inch wide and very thick. I cut, stain and finish my own straps.
Professional bowyers and archery shops, a quiver like this will go great with your customer's longbow , recurve or compound bow. Wholesale orders come with attractive tags. Everyone has came back for more ! Please e-mail for a wholesale brochure.
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