The liner also called tiozan is important, although
one can enjoy his tipi without using one during hot summer days.
But it is a key-element for making your tipi comfortable by
controlling draft and smoke. When camping in the forest, it will
help to keep most insects out.
During the winter, a liner will prevent the occupants from
freezing, and also provides an extra insulation. In the old days,
people used to stuff dry grass between liner and cover for a
The liner is like a second wall that goes only
about half way up inside the tipi (the darkest part on the
picture). If you live further north, and more generally, if you
want a longer " tipi season", then you should consider
Our liners are made of Marine Duck canvas, a treated cotton
fabric which is water repellant, mildew-rot resistant, and flame
retardant. For more durability, we added a fire resistant and
The liners of our 12' tipis are 60" tall. The
others are 72" or 6' tall. Winter liners are 7' tall
for a better protection against the cold air.
|Step 3 Extra - If you would like a painted
liner, click here
Step 4 - For poles, stakes and pegs click here
||In the old days,
life on the Plains was dangerous. Enemy war raids and other
attacks were a real risk. Nobody wanted to become a target when
in a lodge, so people avoided anything that could make them seen
and vulnerable from the outside. A liner would provide such a
protection and a good intimacy by keeping the shadows created by
the campfire on the tipi cover.
There are no more enemies to fear on the Plains today but still,
we all enjoy a little extra privacy!
PO Box 649, Lundar, Manitoba R0C-1Y0
Phone: (204) 762-5523
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