Each breastplate is antiqued by hand. A breastplate is worn over the torso to protect from injury, an item of religious significance, or as an item that shows status. The long bone beads are called hair-pipes, made with bones from a buffalo, bird, or manufactured then assembled by the Indians. The top of the breast plate is tied around the neck with a string or a leather strap, and others at the bottom secure it around the waist. Hair-pipe bones were difficult and expensive to obtain long ago and today as well, the number of bones a plate often indicate the wealth of the warrior who wore or wears it.
Breastplates were worn on occasion in battle, to prevent being penetrated by an bullet or an arrow, so mainly breastplates were decorative or as a medicine item. Breastplates were worn by Plains Indians warriors for ceremonial dress, as ornamentation or to display wealth. Region / Tribe: Northern Plains / Crow-Blackfeet.
The Native American Indian Artists use only genuine feathers, furs, bones, beads, leather, wood, stone, etc. In the making of each work of art. There is nothing artificial used unless it is required by law. No parts of animals such as bones, feathers, etc. Are from any animals considered endangered.
ALL feathers used are from Wild or Domestic Turkeys. The bone components in our items are made of recycled deer, buffalo, or cattle bones or other materials allowed. Due to the handmade nature of this item, please allow for slight artistic differences in colors and details. This is an excellent representative of what you would get.
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We are always adding new items. The item "HAND CRAFTED NATIVE AMERICAN STYLE REGALIA HAIRPIPE WHITE/BLUE BEADS BREASTPLATE" is in sale since Saturday, October 1, 2016.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\Non-Native American Crafts". The seller is "elkcreektradingllc" and is located in Kykotsmovi Village, Arizona.This item can be shipped to United States.