Rustic Bookcase

Native American kiva ladders are a unique southwestern touch that you can use in your home decor. They are uniquely southwestern in both style and history. These ladders are simple and beautiful and carry with them much history and culture. Indian tribes once used these simple ladders to climb from level to level in their homes and also to get into their cliff side dwellings. As you use these ladders in your home, you will find endless design and home decor possibilities.

One great way to use Indian kiva ladders in your home is to decorate them with beautiful items. Dried flowers may be displayed on the rungs of the ladder. Silk ribbons may be added to your ladder to give a splash of color. It will also work well to add southwestern touches to this piece such as colorful woven rugs or tapestries. Feathers and Native American beading would be a nice accent for these ladders.

Other furniture pieces can be constructed from a couple of these kiva ladders. By placing a few shelves on the rungs, two ladders placed side by side can be turned into a rustic bookcase. By adding a few little hooks before hanging the ladder on the wall, it can be turned into a jewelry rack. You may wish to place one in your bathroom on which to hang towels. There are many places you’ll be able to use these rustic Native American pieces simply be being creative.

They also look great unadorned. They can be hung as wall art as well as being placed on the floor. Other Native American pieces can be accented by one of these crude ladders. Place a few pieces of southwestern pottery on the ground near your ladder. Near an Indian painted drum or other Native American artifacts woud be a nice place to display your ladder. These rustic ladders are versatile and will integrate well with most decor.

Most people really like these simple traditional Indian ladders. These ladders are made with hand prepared logs. Using a simple scraping process, the bark on the outside of the log is removed by hand. So that they can easily fit into their place on the poles, the rungs of the ladder are each notched. They are fastened into place using thin strips of leather or rawhide once the rungs are ready. The lfinished adder will be wider at the base and slightly narrower at the top.

You can decorate your home in many unique and creative ways using southwest Indian kiva ladders. You’ll find endless ways to decorate with these practical laddersby just keeping an open and creative mind.


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