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Craft Focus - Porky Roaches

CRAFT FOCUS: Porky Roaches

No other headgear, with the exception of the Plains warbonnet, personifies the North American Indian as much as the hair roach. Historically, its distribution and use covered virtually all tribes of the Plains, Plateau, Great Lakes, and Eastern Woodlands cultural areas.

Paintings by artists in the 1830's reflected the use of the hair roach at that early date, and contemporary use of the porky roach may be seen in the outfits of the Grass Dancer, Oklahoma Straight Dancer, Oklahoma Feather Dancer, Northern Traditional Dancer, and the Old Time dancer.

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Porky Kit Instructions Online - Crazy Crow Trading Post
First and only online instructions for porky roaches. Fully illustrated.

Care and Storage of Your Porky Roach - Crazy Crow Trading Post
Online instructions and tips to help you keep your porky roach in top condition. Fully illustrated.

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Native American Hair Roach - Related Products

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Porky Roach Kit includes:

  • 1-1/2 oz porky hair for an 18" porky roach
  • 3 deer tails for the outside row of deer hair
  • 18" ready-made roach base
  • base cord
  • tying cord
  • beeswax
  • highly detailed, well illustrated instructions

Our genuine Porcupine Hair Roach Kits contain the highest quality materials, with the only difference being length and quantity of the porcupine guard hair and number of deer tails included. Each kit contains porky hair, enough deer tails for an outside row of hair, a ready-made hand-braided yarn base in an appropriate color, base cord, tying cord, beeswax, and our highly detailed & well illustrated instructions so you will be able to make your own fine quality, genuine porky hair roach.

Included are tips and techniques learned over many years of experience, such as sorting porky hair and shaping and storing your roach so it will look good for many years. Select natural white or brightly colored, dyed deer tails by replacing *** in the item number with the color number desired.

We also recommend the excellent video, "Making a Porky Roach" for anyone interested in learning more or up new tips and techniques.

Code: 4700-010-801   Price: 118.00
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Order Instructions:Select deer tail color desired.

Kit includes:

  • 1-1/2 oz porky hair for an 18" porky roach
  • 3 deer tails for the outside row of deer hair (select color)
  • 18" ready-made roach base
  • base cord
  • tying cord
  • beeswax
  • highly detailed, well illustrated instructions

Our genuine Porcupine Hair Roach Kits contain the highest quality materials, with the only difference being length and quantity of the porcupine guard hair and number of deer tails included. Each kit contains porky hair, enough deer tails for an outside row of hair, a ready-made hand-braided yarn base in an appropriate color, base cord, tying cord, beeswax, and our highly detailed & well illustrated instructions so you will be able to make your own fine quality, genuine porky hair roach.

Included are tips and techniques learned over many years of experience, such as sorting porky hair and shaping and storing your roach so it will look good for many years. Select natural white or brightly colored, dyed deer tails by replacing *** in the item number with the color number desired.

We also recommend the excellent video, "Making a Porky Roach" for anyone interested in learning more or up new tips and techniques.

Code: 4700-010   Price: 125.00
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Standard Porky Roach Kit includes:
  • 1-1/4 oz porcupine hair for an 15"-16" porky roach
  • 2 deer tails for the outside row of deer hair
  • 15" ready-made roach base
  • base cord
  • tying cord
  • beeswax
  • highly detailed, well illustrated porky roach instructions

Our genuine Porcupine Hair Roach Kits contain the highest quality materials, with the only difference being length and quantity of the porcupine guard hair and number of deer tails included. Each kit contains porky hair, enough deer tails for an outside row of hair, a ready-made hand-braided yarn base in an appropriate color, base cord, tying cord, beeswax, and our highly detailed & well- illustrated instructions so you will be able to make your own fine quality, genuine porky hair roach. Included are tips and techniques learned over many years of experience, such as sorting porky hair and shaping and storing your roach so it will look good for many years. Select natural white or brightly colored, dyed deer tails by replacing *** in the item number with the color number desired. We also recommend the excellent video, “Making a Porky Roach” for anyone interested in learning more or up new tips and techniques. Code: 4700-001-801   Price: 99.00

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Order Instructions:Select deer tail color desired.

Standard Porky Roach Kit includes:

  • 1-1/4 oz porcupine hair for an 15"-16" porky roach
  • 2 deer tails for the outside row of deer hair (select color)
  • 15" ready-made roach base
  • base cord
  • tying cord
  • beeswax
  • highly detailed, well illustrated porky roach instructions

Our genuine Porcupine Hair Roach Kits contain the highest quality materials, with the only difference being length and quantity of the porcupine guard hair and number of deer tails included. Each kit contains porky hair, enough deer tails for an outside row of hair, a ready-made hand-braided yarn base in an appropriate color, base cord, tying cord, beeswax, and our highly detailed & well illustrated instructions so you will be able to make your own fine quality, genuine porky hair roach.

Included are tips and techniques learned over many years of experience, such as sorting porky hair and shaping and storing your roach so it will look good for many years. Select natural white or brightly colored, dyed deer tails by replacing *** in the item number with the color number desired.

We also recommend the excellent video, "Making a Porky Roach" for anyone interested in learning more or up new tips and techniques.

Code: 4700-001   Price: 107.00
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NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD!!

An exceptional source for the authentic construction of the porcupine roach. Areas covered: the building of a tying board, sorting of porky hair, preparation of hair, attachment of hair to base, construction of handwoven base, plus the care and storage of the finished roach. Slow motion and instant replay enable the viewer to construct a fine porky roach. 30 minutes.

Code: 4085-001-017   Price: 19.95
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Crazy Crow Powwow Dance Styles Photo Gallery

Feather Dancer Photo Gallery

Introducing Crazy Crow's powwwow dance styles photo & media gallery. Images & video organized by dance style to make it easier for you to find great ideas for your powwow dance clothes.

C. Scott Evans & J. Rex Reddick- Detailed instructions, photos & illustrations guide you through the process of making an authentic set of Fancy Dance clothes. Tips & tricks, close-up photos of many beautiful outfits & color action shots from pow-wows all over the country. Highlights include music, powwow etiquette & interviews with champion dancers. 64pp: 121 photos, 60 color photos & 70 illustrations. SC

Code: 4105-051-900   Price: 15.95
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Crazy Crow Powwow Dance Styles Photo Gallery

Men's Northern Traditional Photo Gallery

Introducing Crazy Crow's powwwow dance styles photo & media gallery. Images & video organized by dance style to make it easier for you to find great ideas for your powwow dance clothes.

C. Scott Evans & J. Rex Reddick (authors)- Revised 2nd Edition is an in-depth look at the Traditional dance style dance & includes full color photos featuring dancers & powwows from all over the Western U.S. Contains illustrated instructions on correct traditional clothing articles, including bustles, anklets, breastplates, chokers, moccasins, roaches and more. 48pp: 68 color photos & illustrations. SC

Code: 4105-041-900   Price: 12.95
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This is the long, fine porcupine guard hair used in making porky hair roaches worn by Native Americans male dancers of many different powwow dance styles.

The porky hair is packaged in 4-6" bundles containing enough varied length hair for a 15" roach.

Code: 1825-993-800   Price: 59.00
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Long haired northern tails - select color desired.

You may find other craft ideas for these, but primarily used for the inner and outer rows of the porky roach and tassles for gourd rattles & peyote staffs. Code: 1820-100   Price: 6.75

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You may find other craft ideas for these, but primarily used for the inner and outer rows of the porky roach and tassles for gourd rattles & peyote staffs. Xlarge, white. Code: 1820-100-800   Price: 4.95
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A hand-braided yarn roach base makes a superior roach and is easier to sew than a rope base, but until now has been much more expensive. We’ve finally found craftsmen who produce these in excellent quality and at a great price. Available in 8 colors.

Code: 4540-210   Price: 11.95
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A hand-braided yarn roach base makes a superior roach and is easier to sew than a rope base, but until now has been much more expensive. We’ve finally found craftsmen who produce these in excellent quality and at a great price. Available in 8 colors.

Code: 4540-212   Price: 11.95
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A hand-braided yarn roach base makes a superior roach and is easier to sew than a rope base, but until now has been much more expensive. We’ve finally found craftsmen who produce these in excellent quality and at a great price. Available in 8 colors.

Code: 4540-215   Price: 12.95
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A hand-braided yarn roach base makes a superior roach and is easier to sew than a rope base, but until now has been much more expensive. We’ve finally found craftsmen who produce these in excellent quality and at a great price. Available in 8 colors.

Code: 4540-218   Price: 12.95
Feather Preparation Products

A hand-braided yarn roach base makes a superior roach and is easier to sew than a rope base, but until now has been much more expensive. We’ve finally found craftsmen who produce these in excellent quality and at a great price. Available in 8 colors.

Code: 4540-220   Price: 13.95
Feather Preparation Products

A hand-braided yarn roach base makes a superior roach and is easier to sew than a rope base, but until now has been much more expensive. We’ve finally found craftsmen who produce these in excellent quality and at a great price. Available in 8 colors.

Code: 4540-222   Price: 14.95
Feather Preparation Products

A hand-braided yarn roach base makes a superior roach and is easier to sew than a rope base, but until now has been much more expensive. We’ve finally found craftsmen who produce these in excellent quality and at a great price. Available in 8 colors.

Code: 4540-224   Price: 14.95
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Keep Your Porky Roach Looking Great!

Available in 2 lengths, this roach stick is invaluable when it comes to preserving the look of your prize roach. Comes with free roach care & storage instructions.

Code: 4540-900   Price: 6.50
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Perfect for wrapping roaches. 3" wide x 60" long.

The very best material for wrapping your new roach is an "elastic (Ace-type) bandage" that is 3" wide. In order to make wrapping easier, always roll the bandage up before beginning.

See Crazy Crow's Porcupine Roach Care & Storage article for complete Porky Roach Care instructions and wrapping stick suggestions.

Code: 4540-950-001   Price: 5.95
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Crazy Crow Powwow Dance Styles Photo Gallery
Introducing Crazy Crow's powwwow dance styles photo & media gallery. Images & video organized by dance style to make it easier for you to find great ideas for your powwow dance clothes.

The spreader is an important item to a Traditional dancer. While it does not necessarily spread the roach, it does hold the roach feathers in place while allowing them to “spin” along with the dancer. Easy-to-follow instructions.

Finished spreader pictured includes hand-painted imitation eagle feathers.

Spreader with Hand-Painted Imitation Eagle Feathers

A pair of matched feathers to add the finishing touch to any roach (as pictured above).
4802-000-002 $13.25/Ea
Quantity:
Code: 4802-000-001   Price: 8.95
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Code: 4802-000-002   Price: 17.50
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About Crazy Crow Trading Post Silverwork

In 1970, Crazy Crow Trading Post started by selling silverwork at powwows, and today, Native American Plains-style silverwork is still an important item produced in house by our silversmiths. We offer many styles of silverwork that fill the needs of powwow dancers and Native American Church members. Our roach spreaders, tie slides, armbands, concho belts and more are essential items for all dancers. Our earrings & pins look great both on and off the dance floor and with over 40 years experience, we produce only the highest quality work in authentic, traditional designs.

Description: 1-Socket Spreader
Size: 2-1/2 x 6 inches
Metal: German Silver
Decoration: Stamped Design
Region Origin: Southern Plains
Used by: Men
Used for Outfit Style: Straight Dance

Code: 4550-012-002   Price: 55.00
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About Crazy Crow Trading Post Silverwork

In 1970, Crazy Crow Trading Post started by selling silverwork at powwows, and today, Native American Plains-style silverwork is still an important item produced in house by our silversmiths. We offer many styles of silverwork that fill the needs of powwow dancers and Native American Church members. Our roach spreaders, tie slides, armbands, concho belts and more are essential items for all dancers. Our earrings & pins look great both on and off the dance floor and with over 40 years experience, we produce only the highest quality work in authentic, traditional designs.

Description: 1-Socket Spreader
Size: 2-1/2 x 6 inches
Metal: German Silver
Decoration: Plain
Region Origin: Southern Plains
Used by: Men
Used for Outfit Style: Straight Dance

Code: 4550-012-001   Price: 36.00
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About Crazy Crow Trading Post Silverwork

In 1970, Crazy Crow Trading Post started by selling silverwork at powwows, and today, Native American Plains-style silverwork is still an important item produced in house by our silversmiths. We offer many styles of silverwork that fill the needs of powwow dancers and Native American Church members. Our roach spreaders, tie slides, armbands, concho belts and more are essential items for all dancers. Our earrings & pins look great both on and off the dance floor and with over 40 years experience, we produce only the highest quality work in authentic, traditional designs.

Description: 2-Socket Spreader
Size: 2-1/2 x 6 inches
Metal: German Silver
Decoration: Stamped Design
Region Origin: Southern Plains
Used by: Men
Used for Outfit Style: Feather Dance, Straight Dance

Code: 4550-022-002   Price: 59.00
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About Crazy Crow Trading Post Silverwork

In 1970, Crazy Crow Trading Post started by selling silverwork at powwows, and today, Native American Plains-style silverwork is still an important item produced in house by our silversmiths. We offer many styles of silverwork that fill the needs of powwow dancers and Native American Church members. Our roach spreaders, tie slides, armbands, concho belts and more are essential items for all dancers. Our earrings & pins look great both on and off the dance floor and with over 40 years experience, we produce only the highest quality work in authentic, traditional designs.

Description: 2-Socket Spreader
Size: 2-1/2 x 6 inches
Metal: German Silver
Decoration: Plain
Region Origin: Southern Plains
Used by: Men
Used for Outfit Style: Feather Dance, Straight Dance

Code: 4550-022-001   Price: 39.00
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About Crazy Crow Trading Post Silverwork

In 1970, Crazy Crow Trading Post started by selling silverwork at powwows, and today, Native American Plains-style silverwork is still an important item produced in house by our silversmiths. We offer many styles of silverwork that fill the needs of powwow dancers and Native American Church members. Our roach spreaders, tie slides, armbands, concho belts and more are essential items for all dancers. Our earrings & pins look great both on and off the dance floor and with over 40 years experience, we produce only the highest quality work in authentic, traditional designs.

Description: Northern Traditional 2-Socket Spreader
Size: 3 x 6 inches
Metal: German Silver
Decoration: Stamped Design
Region Origin: Northern Plains
Used by: Men
Used for Outfit Style: Northern Traditional

Code: 4550-042-002   Price: 59.00
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About Crazy Crow Trading Post Silverwork

In 1970, Crazy Crow Trading Post started by selling silverwork at powwows, and today, Native American Plains-style silverwork is still an important item produced in house by our silversmiths. We offer many styles of silverwork that fill the needs of powwow dancers and Native American Church members. Our roach spreaders, tie slides, armbands, concho belts and more are essential items for all dancers. Our earrings & pins look great both on and off the dance floor and with over 40 years experience, we produce only the highest quality work in authentic, traditional designs.

Description: Northern Traditional 2-Socket Spreader
Size: 3 x 6 inches
Metal: German Silver
Decoration: Plain
Region Origin: Northern Plains
Used by: Men
Used for Outfit Style: Northern Traditional

Code: 4550-042-001   Price: 39.00
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Finest Quality Simulations
Molded and colored from original pieces, these museum quality reproductions will add authenticity to any outfit, jewelry item, or craft project. Almost impossible to distinguish from the real thing, these replicas are ideal substitutes for genuine articles. All items are made from thermal setting resin, which makes them virtually unbreakable. Code: 9233-610-106   Price: 26.50
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About Crazy Crow Trading Post Silverwork

In 1970, Crazy Crow Trading Post started by selling silverwork at powwows, and today, Native American Plains-style silverwork is still an important item produced in house by our silversmiths. We offer many styles of silverwork that fill the needs of powwow dancers and Native American Church members. Our roach spreaders, tie slides, armbands, concho belts and more are essential items for all dancers. Our earrings & pins look great both on and off the dance floor and with over 40 years experience, we produce only the highest quality work in authentic, traditional designs.

Description: Rocker Spreader
Size: 2-1/2 x 6 inches
Metal: German Silver
Decoration: Stamped Design
Region Origin: Southern Plains
Used by: Men
Used for Outfit Style: Feather Dance, Straight Dance

Code: 4550-032-002   Price: 59.00
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About Crazy Crow Trading Post Silverwork

In 1970, Crazy Crow Trading Post started by selling silverwork at powwows, and today, Native American Plains-style silverwork is still an important item produced in house by our silversmiths. We offer many styles of silverwork that fill the needs of powwow dancers and Native American Church members. Our roach spreaders, tie slides, armbands, concho belts and more are essential items for all dancers. Our earrings & pins look great both on and off the dance floor and with over 40 years experience, we produce only the highest quality work in authentic, traditional designs.

Description: Rocker Spreader
Size: 2-1/2 x 6 inches
Metal: German Silver
Decoration: Plain
Region Origin: Southern Plains
Used by: Men
Used for Outfit Style: Feather Dance, Straight Dance

Code: 4550-032-001   Price: 39.00
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Priced per ounce.

A very fine quality 1 oz. cake for waxing thread, which increases thread life and prevents tangling. Code: 5050-001-000   Price: 1.95

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This economical kit makes a good-looking fiber roach that is difficult to distinguish from real porky hair roach, and we’re seeing more of these in use all the time. Our in-depth instructions present exclusive tips and know-how that will allow you to make an authentic looking alternative to the more expensive porky roach. We’ve selected a high quality fiber that is much easier and faster to work with than porcupine hair and deer hair.

Fiber Roach Kit includes:

  • natural 14” fiber
  • rope for base
  • tying cord
  • beeswax
  • well-illustrated fiber roach kit instructions
Code: 4801-101-004   Price: 19.95
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Crazy Crow's Horsehair Roach Kit is the next step up from a fiber roach, with deer hair for an outer row of trim. This improved roach kit is very popular since it makes a good looking roach at less than half the price of genuine porky hair and is also easier to tie.

Kit includes:

  • 14” horsehair
  • deer hair
  • a ready-made base
  • tying cord
  • detailed, well-illustrated instructions
Code: 4801-101-001   Price: 26.50
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Used for feather tip decoration, scalp locks, hair roaches, and quill and horsehair feather ornaments. Cleaned and washed. 13”-15” length. Code: 1810-014-001   Price: 1.50
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Used for feather tip decoration, scalp locks, hair roaches, and quill and horsehair feather ornaments. Cleaned and washed. 13”-15” length. Code: 1810-014-010   Price: 1.95
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Used for feather tip decoration, scalp locks, hair roaches, and quill and horsehair feather ornaments. Cleaned and washed. 13”-15” length. Code: 1810-014-026   Price: 2.25
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Base
Length
Front Porky
Hair Length
6" 5-1/2"
10" 6"
12" 6-1/2"
15" 7"
18" 7-1/2"
20" 7-1/2"
22" 7-1/2"-8"
We offer custom porky roaches, featuring one complete row of porcupine guard hair around the base plus 1 or 2 extra rows in front for the proper fullness. Brightly dyed deer hair completes the roach, with a single outer row. Select your deer hair color from the "drop-down" list. Roaches with deerhair both outside AND inside are also available (see related items below).

Need special colors?

We can usually have it made, however, please allow 10-12 weeks for delivery if not in stock at the time your order is placed, as our roachmakers are always busy. Call our order department hotline to discuss your needs and delivery date.

Free with each porky roach order

To keep your roach as nice as possible, we include one of our hardwood roach sticks and care & storage instructions at no extra charge!

Popular & Hard-to-Get.. Delays Common

This is one of our most popular and in-demand ready-made items. There are limited roachmakers, and therefore delays are common. Please call to discuss current delivery status.

Code: 4545A   Price: 110.00

Feather Preparation Products
Base
Length
Front Porky
Hair Length
6" 5-1/2"
10" 6"
12" 6-1/2"
15" 7"
18" 7-1/2"
20" 7-1/2"
22" 7-1/2"-8"
We offer custom porky roaches, featuring one complete row of porcupine guard hair around the base plus 1 or 2 extra rows in front for the proper fullness. Brightly dyed deer hair completes the roach, with both inner and outer rows. Roaches with outer rows only are available, if desired (see related items below). Select your deer hair colors from the "drop-down" lists.

Need special colors?

We can usually have it made, however, please allow 10-12 weeks for delivery if not in stock at the time your order is placed, as our roachmakers are always busy. Call our order department hotline to discuss your needs and delivery date.

Free with each porky roach order

To keep your roach as nice as possible, we include one of our hardwood roach sticks and care & storage instructions at no extra charge!

Popular & Hard-to-Get.. Delays Common

This is one of our most popular and in-demand ready-made items. There are limited roachmakers, and therefore delays are common. Please call to discuss current delivery status.

Code: 4546B   Price: 129.00

Feather Preparation Products
We now have hand-tied porky roaches in the round style as worn by Eastern and Prairie tribes. This style goes back to pre-European contact, as can be seen in early illustrations. Each roach has 5"-6" porcupine hair, a row of deer hair both inside and out and is sewn to a colored yarn base. It's worn on the on the crown of the head, attached to the scalp lock. Wear it as-is, or add a spreader with feather socket of your own construction. Yarn base colors may vary. Code: 4546-110   Price: 129.00

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