Rainbow Eagle Dreamer, co-founder of Wildheart Dreams in Bend, makes buckskin moccasins.
Ever wonder about the sign on your right as you're driving north on U.S. Highway 97 that says ”Gloves for Hides”? We stopped at McLagan's Taxidermy, asked what it meant and were told that you do indeed get a pair of gloves if you bring in an animal hide. These days, the gloves are from China — not from the hides themselves, as they were years ago. But people do still bring animal skins in, and artisans do make things from them. That's how we met Rainbow Eagle Dreamer.
If you have an idea for this photographic series about unusual vocations
and occupations in Central Oregon, email email@example.com .
To follow the series, visit www.bendbulletin.com/oddjobs.