Bison cloth and bison leather purse

Bison cloth and bison leather purse

Regular price $465.00 Sale

For close to forty years, Annette, Austrian by birth, Colorado resident by adoption - has been creating weavings of many kinds with American bison fiber. For years, she did it all - harvest the fiber, wash, spin, dye and weave what have become heirloom pieces. Annette was the featured artist-in-residence at the now closed Denver Buffalo Company gallery. In 2007, several of her weavings were accepted by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., for permanent collection. That, my friends, is the quality and depth of this artist's works. Annette uses predominantly whole hair bison fiber, but does blend with other natural animal fibers - alpaca, Navaho Churro and other local wools, and silk. This purse is actually woven by one of her weaving prodigy, on her loom and under her tutelage. The leatherwork - also American bison - was done by her long time collaborator, Frank Mackray of Colorado Leathers. Oh, the colors! That's just pure Annette. We've told our dear friend that we will take everything and anything she can produce, which, unfortunately will not be as it once was. You'll only regret it if you wait too long... Call for availability. Made in Denver, Colorado.