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Phoenix Obsidian Designs is attempting to provide supplies for Primitive Technological Projects.   Below is some of the floral items currently available.   We are hoping to increase the number and quality of these items over the next year.   If you are looking for some specific supply please directly  CONTACT US  or use this  Special Request Form (pdf)  to obtain a quote.
   

 
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Item #FL001 - syringa Arrowshaft Wood

 

Item #FL002 - Phragmites Arrowshaft Wood

 

Item #FL009A - Redwood Arrowshaft Wood

ARROWSHAFT WOOD

Offered here are a variety of different woods that can be used for arrowshafts.   The wood pieces are fairly straight but may need to have some straightening work done.   These wood pieces may also be used for other traditional tools needing a straight shaft like drills or perforators.   Pieces are approximately three to four feet long.

SYRINGA or MOCK ORANGE
(Philadelphia lewisii)
Item #FL001:   $2.00
PHRAGMITES REED
Item #FL002:   $1.00
ARROW WEED
Item #FL003:   $1.00
REDWOOD
trimmed dowel-like shaft
Item #FL009A:   $1.00

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Wood Pieces

 

Item #FL007 - Rose Wood

WOOD PIECES

These are shorter relatively straight sticks of wood from a variety of plants.   They can be used for wands or knife handles.   These sticks average one to two feet long and an inch to two inches in diameter.   Thorns have been removed from the Rose Wood.

PRUNUS or PLUM
Item #FL004:   $1.00

ROSE WOOD
Item #FL007:   $1.50

OAK WOOD
SORRY - Cannot be shipped outside California
Item #FL008:   $1.00

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Item #FL005 - Elderberry Wood

ELDERBERRY WOOD
Sambucus mexicana

Elderberry wood  (Sambucus mexicana)  is a soft wood that has a very broad central pith which can be used to make flutes, blow guns, or clapper sticks.   These sticks are air dried and relatively straight, averaging two feet long and between 1/2" to 1 1/2" in diameter.   Caution:  The green wood contains a cyanide compound which dissipates as it dries.


Item #FL005:   $3.00

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Item #FL006 - Bamboo

BAMBOO

Long Bamboo shafts that can be used to make spears, walking sticks, or other such projects.   Comes in two approximate lengths:  five feet and seven feet.


FIVE FEET
Item #FL006A:   $2.00

SEVEN FEET
Item #FL006B:   $4.00

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Item #FL035 - Pine Slab

WOOD SLAB

These are short  (approximately a foot)  cut slabs of wood that can be carved into knife handles or other objects.


REDWOOD
Item #FL009B:   $.50

PINE
Item #FL035:   $.50

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Item #FL012A - Medium Pine Cones

PINE CONES

These pine cones are great craft supplies.   Make Pine Cone Turkeys or use them as decorative additions to pine needle baskets.   Comes in three sizes.


FOUR MEDIUM
Item #FL012A:   $1.00

LARGE
Item #FL012B:   $3.00

SMALL
Item #FL012C:   $1.00

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Item #FL013 - Fir Cones

SMALL FIR CONES

A great decorative floral craft supply.


Item #FL013:   $.50

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Item #FL034 - Alder Bracts

 

Item #FL033 - Thistle Head

DECORATIVE FLORAL ITEMS

These are a supply of decorative floral objects for your next craft project.   All are air dried.


ALDER BRACTS
Item #FL034:   $.50

THISTLE SEED HEAD
Item #FL033:   $.50

MAGNOLIA CONE
Item #FL036:   $.50

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Item #FL014 - Acorns

ACORNS

Choose between an educational sampler of four types of Acorns or a Gallon Size Bag.   Acorns can be strung on jewelry, made into ornaments, or just used to make acorn mush.


SAMPLER
Item #FL014:   $1.00

GALLON
Item #FL014E:   $5.00

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Item #FL016C - Corn Cobs

INDIAN CORN

These dried kernal-on cobs of Indian corn comes in a wide variety of colors.   Great for decorative use or you can use the kernals to string onto jewelry.   Choose a cob section from which the kernals have been removed to make into your own corn cob pipe.


LARGE
Item #FL016A:   $5.00

SMALL
Item #FL016B:   $2.00

COB SECTION
Item #FL016C:   $1.00

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Item #FL025 - Driftwood

DRIFTWOOD

A unique piece of wood that has been smoothed and carved by water.


Item #FL025:   $5.00

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Item #FL026 - Bird's Nest

BIRD'S NEST

A real bird's nest that was blown out of a tree.   Great for educational or decorative use.


Item #FL026:   $5.00

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Item #FL027 - Long Seed Pod

LONG SEED POD

A long seed pod that makes a rattle due to the loose seeds.


Item #FL027:   $7.00

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Item #FL030 - Juniper Berries

JUNIPER BERRIES

A small bag of juniper berries  (cones).   Such berries were used as beads in native crafts or used in cooking.


Item #FL030:   $1.00

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Item #FL021 - Wila Lichen

WILA LICHEN
(Bryoria sp.)

A bag of long black hanging lichen that can be used for a hanging decorative accent.


Item #FL021:   $1.50

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Item #FL011 - Pine Needles

PINE NEEDLES

A bag of fifty partially dried and sized pine needles that are about six inches long.   These are a great essential material for making pine needle baskets.


Item #FL011:   $2.50

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Item #FL015 - Soaproot Fiber

SOAPROOT FIBER

A bag of the brown fibrous material from the outside of a soaproot bulb.   Such fibers were used to make cordage as well as the bristles in soaproot brushes.


Item #FL015:   $2.50

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Item #FL022 - Sagebrush Bark

SAGEBRUSH BARK

The bark of sagebrush is fibrous.   Such fibers were twisted together to make cordage.


Item #FL022:   $3.00

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Item #FL022 - Cattail Leaves

CATTAIL LEAVES

The leaves of cattails can used like corn husks to make dolls and woven to make mats and other textiles.   This is a package of about twenty long dried cattail leaves.   Availability may be variable due to seasonality.


Item #FL023:   $2.50

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Item #FL031 - Scouring Rush

SCOURING RUSH or HORSETAIL

Horsetail was known as scouring rush due to the abrasive nature of the surface.   This is a bag of six inch sections.


Item #FL031:   $2.50

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Item #FL032 - Natural Sponge

NATURAL SPONGE

A piece of natural sponge which can be used or displayed for educational purposes.


Item #FL032:   $1.50

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Item #FL029 - Cattail Fluff

CATTAIL FLUFF

A bag of cattail fluff  (seeds).   This fluff is extremely flamable and makes a great tinder for fire making.   Such fluff was also used in early flash photography.


Item #FL029:   $1.50

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Item #FL024 - Walnut Shells

WALNUT SHELLS

A bag of five walnut shells that can be used as the raw material in crafts or as the base for a brown dye.


Item #FL024:   $1.00

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Item #FL017 - Oak Gall Dye

OAK GALL DYE

Galls from Oak Trees are a source of material for making dye.   These galls have been taken from Blue Oak Trees.   They average 2" in diameter but may range from 1" to 4".   Three galls come in a bag with dye use instructions.


Item #FL017:   $2.50

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Item #FL018 - Wolf Moss Dye

WOLF MOSS DYE

Wolf Moss is a yellow lichen found on pine trees.   It has been used as a source of material for making yellow dye.   This is a bag with dye use instructions.


Item #FL018:   $3.00

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Item #FL028 - Oregon Grape Dye

OREGON GRAPE DYE

Oregon Grape is a small brush with spiny leaves.   The bark has been used as a source of material for making yellow dye.   This is a bag full of stem sections with dye use instructions.


Item #FL028:   $3.00

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Item #FL019 - Henna Powder

HENNA POWDER

Henna is a plant derived dye material.   Offered here in three colors.   Black Henna Powder from Indigofera tinctora.   Red Henna Powder from Lawsonia inermis.   Neutral Henna Powder from Lyzitus Spina christi.   Each of these one ounce packages is from Pakistan.


Item #FL019:   $1.50
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Item #FL020 - Indigo Powder

INDIGO POWDER
(Indigofara tinctoria)

One ounce of this classic organic plant based blue dye stuff from China.


Item #FL020:   $3.00

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Item #FL010 - Pine Pitch

PINE PITCH

Eight ounces of pure pitch from a lodgepole pine, rendered and ready for the addition of charcoal or soapstone powder to make it a malleable traditional adhesive for any project.


Item #FL010:   $24.00

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