Our friends at World Tents in Winslow are having a tent sale.  They have Tipi’s, Yurts and Historic tents available at very reasonable prices.

Contact David for more information.

http://www.worldtents.co.uk/

We’ve been doing more research on designs for painting some of our tipi canvas’s.  This site was recommended by Johnny Morris of Wolf Glen Tipis when we visited his evocative and inspiring tipi and home in Galashiels.  Here’s an exerpt from the site’s page on painted tipis.

http://www.tipis-tepees-teepees.com/tipi_gallery.php?i=

Canvas, linen or cloth covers for tipis started becoming popular among the Native Americans around 1851.  According to Kurz’s  1851 journal, more of the wealthy men were already getting canvas for their lodges.  Treaty annuity payments in the late 1850s and 1860s, also were accompanied by lots of canvas bed ticking an other fabrics.  As the 19th. century wore on, the covers got bigger.  More bolder surface designs were applied with the new industrial paints and dyes that did not wash off or fade.  Looking at old photos of Blackfoot tipis, drawings of the Kiowa, Cheyenne, and Sioux depicts spectacular cover paintings in their sketch books.