Fabric – We offer two fabric choices: 13 ounce Sunforger or 15 ounce Tuffstar. Both are densely woven two ply fabrics treated for water, UV and mildew resistance. Treatments are odorless, clean finishes. Our standard 13 ounce per square yard, 100% army duck Sunforger fabric comes with or without flame retardant treatment. Our premier fabric, TuffStar, is a 15 ounce per square yard poly/cotton army duck with flame retardant treatment and a durable acrylic coating for enhanced mildew and uv protection.
Main Seams – Double stiched and lapped for water run-off.
Buffalo Hide Reinforcement – Top grain buffalo hide rubbed with beeswax is used to reinforce high stress areas. It is sewn around the lifting tongue, the Cheyenne extensions and completely around the door opening. The lacing pin holes below the door are sewn into a solid strip of buffalo hide as well.
Fitted Gores – An exclusive feature of Earthworks Tipis. The gores are two long, wedge-shaped pieces sewn between the body of the tipi and the smoke flaps. They give the top of the tipi fullness so that the canvas wraps snuggly around the cluster of poles without wrinkling.
Lifting Tongue – The lifting tongue of the cover is tied to the last pole you raise on the tipi. This high stress area has a panel of canvas and hidden vinyl reinforcing to distribute stress over a larger area and double buffalo hide to prevent tearing.
Smoke Flaps - The bottom edges of the smoke flaps extend to cover the opening above the lacing pins. The smoke flaps can also be adjusted to enhance the draw for an open fire. Smoke flap poles fit into sturdy, reinforced pole pockets at the top of the flaps.
Lacing Pin Holes – Heavily stitched and reinforced. In high stress areas, we sew them through buffalo hide and additional tear resistant fabric.
Exterior Ties – Made of heavy weight cotton. This includes corner smoke flap loops, ties above the lacing pin holes and door hold downs.
Door Opening – A 51 inch tall, egg-shape, edged with buffalo hide to prevent wear. Rigged with six door cover hold-down loops.
Door Cover – Can tie shut from inside or outside. When shut, two horizontal ribs secure it and give it rigidity. It can also be rolled up and tied open. For ease of use, tie one side and swing the door cover open from the other side. Every Earthworks Tipi Package comes with a door cover.
Hem and Loops – Two inch webbing is sewn around the hem of each tipi. One inch nylon loops are inserted every 30 inches to stake the tipi.
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