Quick question, Have you ever made or would you consider making a bear mask? I do not know the shamanistic viewpoint for this and as such do not mean to offend, but it has been my Fylgia or totem animal/spirit guide for most of my life and I have always thought about making a mask/headdress from a brown bear. Yours are the first I have ever encountered made the way you do.
Cool! If you could hook me up,that would be great! About how much would we be looking at to make a mask of this type?(feel free to reply on my email if that would be more appropriate firstname.lastname@example.org ) and could I wear it on the head as a headdress as you do, and pulled down to look through the eyes? Have you ever done the lower jaw (or a representation of it) so that it framed the face and chin? (To seem as though you are looking out of the bears mouth)
Hi there! The fur comes from a variety of places. Some of it is discards from the fur industry, or from taxidermists. Some of it is vintage, like old fur rugs and taxidermy. And some is from old fur coats. The wolves and other new hides are generally from subsistence hunters and trappers in northern Canada and Alaska who make their living that way, not trophy hunters. If you have any questions about anything specific I've made, please let me know and I'd be happy to tell you my sources.