Upholstery scrap, fire hose, old cordura from camo duck hunting bag.
Hemp base, army surplus brass D-ring padded with scrap leather to keep lid clips from gouging drum. Fire hose cattails, and Japanese crane motif inkjet printed on raw canvas.
Cattails – Old waxed cotton tarp, fire hose, scrap leather, and ripstop poly/cotton from old cargo pants/uniform at my last job.
Binding the lid with army surplus webbing.
Finished product – front view.
Lid and side – olive strip on the right made from waxed cotton tarps that were the roof of Lauren Kennedy’s family cabin for several decades.
My aunt runs a business in Kansas City ‘Asiatica’ that repurposes vintage Japanese textiles. The crane is from a digital photo that I took of one of her old fabrics. We inkjet printed it onto some raw canvas and then steamed it to fix the dye.
Lid clip and cattail detail
Handle is scrap leather wrapped around hemp rope that used to tie the German Army duffel bag shut (thru these same grommets).