Beneath the Highlands

Roan Mountain Primitives – thriving “beneath the Roan,” with the goal of preserving and honoring the ways of those who came before us, so that future generations may continue to appreciate and practice the old ways.

Rhododendron smallPrimitive tools, flintknapped stone, pit fired pottery, wool yarn dyed using Appalachian plant species or historic dye products, and Handwoven items make up many of the pages of Roan Mountain Primitives.

Every handcrafted item is unique and crafted using the traditional methods and tools of our ancestors.

Our work is created with an appreciation of the natural world and the marvelous connections amongst living things.

Conservation and protection of our natural resources is our primary concern when using traditional methods of crafting.

The history of Roan Mountain is also highlighted here, along with information on Roan Mountain: History of an Appalachian Treasure by Jennifer Bauer.   Published in November 2011 by History Press, Charleston, this book is now available in print or downloadable.

Keep an eye on the Menu for plant stories, information on natural dyeing, primitive skills information,and so much more!

Please email us via the Contact Us link if you’re searching for an educational, interpretive program or demonstration.

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