Testimonials

At Lost River Trading company, our goal is to provide beautifully crafted Native American style art pieces our customers will enjoy for a long time. Below are some examples of what our customers are saying.


Hello Ken,
I received the special order woman’s breastplate and it’s beautiful! I showed a few people and they all thought it was gorgeous too. It matches one of my outfits perfectly. I’ll send you a picture.

Sandra    Fallon NV   

Ken package arrived. Excellent work. It looks great on a Lakota white elk dress by Chuck Reddick.

Edward B.    Henderson, NV   

Ken,
I received the Elkhide Rifle Scabbard with Loomed Beadwork yesterday. Thanks for the added fold over flap. My gun fits in it perfectly. It is an impressive looking item.

Russ H.    Springs Village, AR   

Hi Kenny! The choker is fabulous! You do great work. I hope that you photographed this to put up on your website.
Thanks for your professional business!

Ben    North Bay Area, CA   

I want to thank you for all the beautiful pieces that we purchased for the show "Big Thunder". Your workmanship and authenticity is outstanding. It was a delight to receive and open the boxes. You were reliable and a great source to us. We hope to work with you again. I love your work!!

Toni Rutter    Costume Designer, Big Thunder Productions   

I received the Talking Stick this morning...Beautiful piece, my friend! Planning to use it at my next business meeting, should be very cool!

Thanks for all the help.

Billy P.,    Nashua, NH   

Hi Kenny,
Thank you again for another fine product. The items arrived in excellent condition and it has some of the finest workmanship I have seen to date! Hard to tell from original authentic pieces. Again, thank you and I will be purchasing more in the future. A faithful customer!

Nick B.    Chesterfield, VA   

Ken,

I received my Breastplate and want to express my satisfaction as to the quality of your work - great detail!

Stacy M.    San Diego, CA   

I just received your work, Very Nice! I am impressed and I do appreciate your concept of primitive art! I like it very much and will spread the word among my friends. Thank you!!

Enrique R.    Doral, FL   

Hi Kenny,

I've just checked out your website, beautiful work! Love the Buckskin Dresses, Breastplates, Chokers, etc. Very nice! Keep up the great work!

Liane W.    Joseph, OR   

I stumbled upon your website and must tell you that your Loop Necklace is the best I've seen!

Travis M.   

I received the Choker yesterday. Your craftsman is exquisite! The necklace is quite striking and traditional looking. Thank you for sharing your unique ability.

Eugene H.    Norwalk, CA   

The Loop Necklace arrived in perfect condition and was beautiful! We are using this necklace for our wedding as it will be Western Native American and Eastern Long Hunter. Thank you so much for the prompt delivery and beautiful work!

Nick B.    Chesterfield, VA   

Kenny has a special perfected ability of making and showing Native American attire and ceremonial tools. I don't have access to a web site, but I had the privilege of experiencing his art first hand. All his work is beautifully done. Such perfection takes a real gift. It is clear that the Spirit guides his hand and mind with his creations.

Jorgie M.    Selma, OR   

Hi Kenny,

Miss you and your shop in K-Falls. I still have that Mandala and the Breastplate I bought from you in 99'. Nice website too.

Barbara P.    Chiloquin, OR   

O'siyo Kenny -

What a magnificent and beautiful women's breastplate that I received in perfect condition today. You must have read my mind. The purse is exactly as I have been looking for weeks trying to find. Thank you so much for the thoughtfulness.

Quietdreamer    Warren, FL   

Kenny - Your work is stunning, heartfelt.

L. Rock    Los Angeles, CA   

Dear Lost River,

Today I received the deerskin flute bag that you made for me. I just wanted to say that my flute fits perfectly and the bag looks great! Thanks again for the bag and the great service. I'll be back!

Mark H.    Sacramento, CA   

I first came across Ken's work while looking for a unique gift for my husband for Christmas. At that time he still had a store in Klamath Falls, Oregon. At the time I was living in California and just went through Oregon from time to time.

While browsing through his work I came across a beautiful Rifle Scabbard. Of course I just wanted to buy it right away, but Kenny told me that if I wanted it for a specific rifle I needed to have the length. So instead of just making the sale he gave me vital information not knowing if I'd actually come back or not. Not only did I come back but my husband was completely happy with his Christmas gift.

A couple of years later I found Kenny at a museum show where I bought a Crow Clam Shell looped necklace. You wouldn't believe how many compliments I get when I wear it. I'm so glad that Kenny has a web site now so that I can shop anytime.

Gail R.    Burlingame, CA   

O'siyo Kenny -

I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful and unique fan. My family will cherish this for generations as I teach my grandchildren the ways of our Native American ancestors. Thank you.

Tina Quietdreamer    Warren, FL   

Hi, Kenny,

You do awesome work. Very nice site.

Brenda B.    GA   

Dear Kenny,

By chance I found your website today and really enjoyed seeing your replicas. Really superb quality all around. I wish I had your artistic talent.

Your prices are very reasonable and you offer free shipping. Really enjoy your website and your beautiful creations. Your work is exceptional.

David V.    Waco, TX   

The special order War Club arrived the other day! Perfect!! Looks like a few examples I've seen in museums. Superb work! The War Club looks fantastic on my wall along with the rest of the artifact recreations. EXCELLENT WORK!!

Kristopher K.    Fletcher, NC   

I was referred to your website and was thrilled to find you would make a special order necklace for me. Your service was great and I got it very quickly. It is beautiful and I get great comments. Thanks a lot!

Kate W.    Carson City, NV   

Hi Ken,

I received the items that I ordered and I must say they are MAGNIFICENT! Better even than their pictures. I am very pleased with my purchase! You are quite the artist.

Diann D.    Queensbury, NY   

I received the Buckskin Dress and the joy it has given me is hard to put into words. The dress is so beautiful and even looks better than it looked on you website! The quality of your work really shows! Thank you!

Maria B.    Webster, NY   

Dear Kenny,

Although we have not met face to face, I feel as though I have known you for quite some time!

I send this e-mail to express my admiration and appreciation for your exquisite craftsmanship. Having been in The Gift & Decorative Accessory Industry for better than fifty years, and a former President of The National Gift & Art Association, I have had the good fortune to have met some wonderful craftsman who take pride in the detail and quality of their work.  In my humble opinion, you are excellent and would be among the very best I have seen.

When one does business through the internet, you have a different sense than when you buy products that you can actually hold and examine. In your case I found the web-site to be very professional and the Choker and Turtle Rattle that I received were all that I had hoped them to be.

I look forward to collecting more pieces of your beautiful work!

Aquene,
(a-kwa-nee means - Peace be with you!)

Stanley (Pine Eagle) Cornwall    Royal Pokanoket Wampanoag Tribe, Bristol, RI   

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