Last night I interviewed Kfir Mendel (CaveGeek Art) on The Tavern Chat Podcast. My God, his work on buckskin comes out looking amazing.
Here's some background on Kfir from CaveGeek Art:
I was focusing on making what is known as Traditional Brain-Tanned Buckskin for a living. It is an ancient (yet still valid) natural technique of making an extremely soft, supple, luxurious, and yet strong and durable leather.
It took a few years, but eventually my love for all things geeky began to merge with my love for all things natural and primitive. I started making bone knives and swords inspired by weapons I saw in movies or by various cultures. Soon, I got interested in Pyrography and started burning all things geeky on buckskin. It actually started with a map of Middle Earth. To my surprise, art burned on buckskin acquires a 3-Dimensional look. I just cant get enough of it! I keep thinking "Wow! This is so cool!" every time I finish a piece. And it seems that, fortunately, I'm not the only one who likes my work. Which is why this website exists.Want to buy some for yourself? I know I do :)
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