Located in Unicoi, Tennessee off Exit 32 on I-26, the Tanasi Arts and Heritage Center features an array of unique and beautiful handcrafted items created by regional artists.
Below are images of a few items Bob has for sale at Tanasi. Additionally, you can find my naturally dyed yarns and copies of my book, Roan Mountain: History of an Appalachian Treasure in their gift shop.
Flint-knapped point (left) made from Flint Ridge flint from Ohio; Point on right knapped from Novaculite from Arkansas. Both necklaces are hafted on cedar shafts, glued with pine pitch, and wrapped with backstrap deer sinew. The cord is jute and B50 bow string material corded with a Flemish twist.
Primitive arrows with helical fletching made from wild turkey wing feathers. Shafts are made from sourwood and knapped points are jasper from Nevada. All fletching and arrowheads are secured with backstrap deer sinew and glued with pine pitch.
Interested in finding out more about Tanasi?
Visit them online at www.tanasiarts.org