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Dressed up with braintan buckskin fashion at the castle.

Braintan Buckskin Fashion Gallery
Traditional and Nontraditional Braintan Buckskin Clothing
Wear it Uptown, Downtown, or Out of Town!

      Braintan buckskin is a timeless material, utilized by our ancestors for thousands of years. Nevertheless, the art of making clothing is subject to lifestyle changes and fashion trends. When the craft of braintanning was revived from a nearly lost art, most early braintanners looked to the mountain men and Native Americans for traditional buckskin clothing designs. People made beautiful, authentic clothing that was ideal for historical reenactments and primitive skills gatherings, but couldn't be worn downtown without becoming a spectacle. However, the emerging fashion trend is to make buckskin clothing for everyday wear - suitable uptown, downtown, or out of town.

      Browse through the fashion gallery below to spark ideas for creating your own fashionable braintan buckskin clothing. Click on the images to load a slightly larger version in a new window. To submit your fashion photos to the gallery, please send us an email with your pictures, description, and permission. Thank you!



Melvin Beattie's buckskin clothes.

Melvin Beattie, host of the video Tanning Spirit.
Plains-style braintan buckskin moccasins made by Melvin Beattie.

Plains-style braintan buckskin moccasins made by Melvin Beattie.
Liz Bergum's buckskin shorts.

Liz Bergum's buckskin shorts.
   
Buckskin clothes and buffalo robes.

Green University® LLC instructors Kris Reed and Emily Bartle with braintan buckskin clothes and buffalo robes.
Tayloring buckskin clothing.

Tayloring buckskin clothing in a Green University® LLC class.
Buckskin riding shorts and vest.

Thomas J. Elpel with buckskin riding shorts and a vest.
   
Woniya Thibeault's buckskin pants.

Buckskin pants made by
Woniya Thibeault.
Women with buckskin bras.

Ladies show off their buckskin bras.
Woniya's buckskin hoodie.

Woniya's buckskin hoodie.
   
Rudy Rogers with braintan buckskin vest.

Urban Abo Rudy Rogers with a buckskin vest.
Braintan buckskin archery wrist guard.

Braintan buckskin archery wristguard by Rudy Rogers.
Rudy Rogers with braintan buckskin hoodie.

Rudy Rogers with braintan buckskin hoodie.
   
Vicki Hillstrom's braintan buckskin dress.

Vicki Hillstrom's braintan buckskin dress.
Kyle Chamberlain's buckskin Peter Pan pants.

Buckskin Peter Pan pants by Kyle Chamberlain.
Ania Palinska's buckskin dress.

Ania Palinska's buckskin dress.
   
Back of Sarah Bellum's braintan buckskin skirt and shirt.

Back of Sarah Bellum's braintan buckskin skirt and shirt.
Goat-face Mask.

Goat-face mask, by Kris Reed.
Front of Sarah Bellum's outfit.

Front of Sarah Bellum's outfit.
   
Kerr Duson's buckskin skirt.

Kerr Duson's buckskin skirt.
Shells and beads on buckskin skirt.

"Bone, shell, glass beads. Details - where the magic lives." -- Kerr Duson .
Kerr Duson's buckskin vest.

Kerr Duson's buckskin vest.
   
A nicely fitted buckskin hoodie.

A nicely fitted buckskin hoodie.
Buckskin horseback riding clothes.

Buckskin horseback riding clothes.
Buckskin Hoodie.

A hand-crafted buckskin hoodie.
   
David Kretzchmar's buckskin vest.

David Kretzchmar's buckskin vest.
 David's buckskin vest pocket.

David's buckskin vest pocket.
David's buckskin vest walnut buttons.

David's buckskin vest walnut buttons.
   
David and Suzie Kretzchmar in buckskins.

David and Suzie Kretzchmar in buckskins.
Buckskin dress with removable sleeves.

Suzie's removable sleeves pulled back.
Suzie sleeveless.

Suzie sleeveless.
   
Katie Russell with her buckskin hoodie.

Professional Wilderbabe Katie Russell with her buckskin hoodie.
Wearing a meat dress.

Wearing meat dresses.
Kris Reed with his Buckskin Hoodie.

Green University instructor Kris Reed with his Buckskin Hoodie.
   
Lauren Ruth's buckskin bra.

Lauren Ruth's buckskin bra.
© Cliff Volpe Photography.
Lauren's buckskin shirt and pants.

Lauren's buckskin shirt and pants.
Lauren's buckskin shirt and skirt.

Lauren's buckskin shirt and skirt.
   
Heidi Hansen's buckskin skirt.

Heidi Hansen's buckskin skirt.
Heidi's buckskin skirt.

Heidi's buckskin skirt.
 Heidi's buckskin skirt.

Heidi's buckskin skirt.
   
Connor Ward's braintan buckskin shorts.

Connor Ward's buckskin shorts, made by Rebecca Beebe.
Connor's braintan buckskin shorts.

Connor's buckskin shorts.
 Connor's braintan buckskin shorts.

Connor's buckskin shorts.
   
A buckskin, bison, and coyote storytelling outfit.

A buckskin, bison, and coyote storytelling outfit.
Homemade tire sandals.

Homemade tire sandals are a good compliment to braintan buckskiin clothes.
Thomas J. Elpel in buckskins.

Green University founder Thomas J. Elpel in buckskins.
   
Thomas J. Elpel with a grain-on braintan buckskin jacket lined with rabbit fur.

Thomas J. Elpel with a grain-on braintan buckskin jacket lined with rabbit fur.
Close-up view of braintan buckskin jacket shows deer antler buttons.

Close-up view of braintan buckskin jacket shows deer antler buttons. Rabbit fur was glued to the buckskin prior to sewing.
Braintan buckskin jacket.

Braintan buckskin jacket with elongated, split tails for horseback riding.
Buckskin skirt and bikini made with buckskin scraps.

Janeth Warg made a buckskin skirt and bikini out of buckskin scraps.
Braintan skirt and bikini made with buckskin scraps and glue.

The scraps were glued onto an ordinary cloth skirt and bra.
Buckskin skirt and bikini, back side.

Janeth also glued the beaded belt to the bucksin skirt.
   
Red buckskin dress, dyed with cochineal .

Janeth Warg's natural red braintan buckskin dress.
Wearing a red braintan buckskin dress with a white horse.

Janeth braintanned and smoked her deer hides, then dyed them red with cochineal. Cochineal is extracted from scale insects (Dactylopius coccus) that feed on prickly pear cactus in Mexico and South America.
Cochineal red braintan buckskin dress.

The purse was made from grain-on braintan scraps. The secondhand boots were dyed to match.
   
Red braintan buckskin skirt and bikini.

Janeth's braintan buckskin bikini and skirt, dyed red with cochineal.
Modeling purple braintan buckskin dress on top of castle.

Janeth models her purple braintan buckskin dress on the castle.
Natural braintan buckskin dress with cochineal red braintan fringe.

Janeth made a dress with natural smoked braintan and added cochineal red braintan fringe.
   
Purple braintan buckskin dress dyed with Brazilwood (Caesalpinia echinata).

Janeth dyed her braintan buckskins natural purple with Brazilwood (Caesalpinia echinata) and added lace fabric to the dress.
Modeling a purple braintan buckskin dress.

The mix of materials takes braintan to a new elegance.
Modeling a purple braintan buckskin dress.

This dress could be worn to any fashionable event!

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