If you browse through our Photo Gallery as well as our Campground slideshows, you will find many different ways to add artwork to your tipis. While artwork is not necessary to offer an authentic tipi living experience, it adds beauty, uniqueness and an element of protection to the blank canvas.
In wet and/or humid climates, we have noticed that a layer of PAINT will add protection against mold and mildew; therefore, we have created mural designs, which cover the entire tipi canvas to offer an effective method of protection your canvas. If you opt for the traditional look of a top/bottom/middle area, we can paint the middle background area in a canvas paint color of your choice. The WASH technique offers less protection against mold and mildew than the PAINT, you can obtain equal or even better protection by applying an anti-mold finish once a year (Please see https://www.tipi.com/tipicare/).
In dry climates, you can maintain the breathability and translucency with murals in the wash-technique or with the traditional designs in either PAINT or WASH. In areas with high UV exposure, we recommend that you protect your artwork with a UV inhibitor.
Below you will find examples of the traditional look as well as mural design ideas. These are only suggestions and you may create your own traditional design look with our interactive system “Create Your Own.” We have extended our SW Color Palette to 10 colors and we have many designs ready for you to choose from, just let us know if you need more inspirations.
The Price for artwork varies from $350 to $600 per standard size tipi for most designs. Mural tipis may be a bit more expensive, depending on the detail you choose. We will be happy to discuss your ideas and give you a free estimate, just give us a call at 541-389.3980.