Reindeer Skin Parka
Humans have been using animal skin in arctic regions for hundreds of years. Due to the fact it’s the only thing that withstand the extreme winter temperatures. The Reindeer Skin Parka is a unique item of clothing, very few people worldwide own one. The Art of making the Reindeer Skin Parka is a dying, thus making Wild Spirit Bushcraft one of only a hand full of company’s worldwide that hand make and sell them to the public.
For this reason the coat is made from reindeer calf skins only. We buy the skins off the Sami Reindeer herders, here in Jämtland Sweden. Sami Laplanders who have also depended on reindeer herding and fishing for centuries. As a result its supports them indirectly, which contributors to the sustainability of indigenous peoples.
Furthermore northern peoples have depended on Reindeer/caribou for food, clothing, and shelter. Subsequently, hunting wild reindeer and herding of semi-domesticated reindeer is important to arctic peoples. Our village of Ottsjö regularly have herds of reindeer roaming through at certain months of the year. Because of they’re laid back nature, the, animals just grazes quietly. Enabling you sometimes to get quite close to them.
In addition the Parka can withstand temperatures as low as minus -50 degrees. For this reason the Parka is perfect for any arctic expeditions. Besides the coat being warm, it is also surprisingly light, around 1.5 -2 kg. In contrast even the basic Parkas will out surpass any Canada Goose, for less.
The Reindeer Skin Parka Course
Places : minimum 1 to 10
Introduction into the skills
Traditional methods of making fur clothing.
Learning about reindeer skins,
Equipment and Materials including reindeer skins
Methods and techniques.
Wild Spirit Bushcraft offer applicants a unique course opportunity to hand make their own Parka. Additionally time will be spent discussing all the techniques involved when making this beautiful garment. For those with no previous sewing knowledge, help will be given, along with all equipment needed to complete one.
The 5 day course will be held in Jämtland Sweden, at Ottsjö Fjäll Hotell which is situated in the Beautiful wilderness village of Ottsjö. Options include, full board or self catering.
Course times: 10:00am – 5pm daily
Price : 5 day Full board
30500 sek includes the Basic Parka
Price above does not reflect a detailed parka
Reindeer Skin Parkas can be made to order, separate to the course.
Basic Parka start from 18500 kr
Detailed Parka up to 40000 kr
For more information or to book please email:
Furthermore we make a basic parka’s to a more detailed intricate design. Although the price can depends on the size. To clarify, if your XXL extra large, then more skins are required, affecting the price.
- Any Coloured lining can be chosen, for the lining.
- Fur Ruff is extra. Can be chosen within reason. Coyote, rabbit, fox, etc
- We need a deposit of 5000 Swedish Kr to make an order.
- Payment in full when the coat is finished.
- Regular contact and updates along with Images of the coat on completion sent.
- Coats are hand made.
- Parkas are made to measure.
- Measurements are required.
- All measurements have to be accurate
- Parkas usually take a month to make.
- Does not include P&P
Consequently due to Covid-19 we should be able to make your parka within a month. Ordinarily, given that we run a sleddog sledding company in the winter, time could exceed this time frame.
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