LARGE Vintage Lakota Sioux Beaded Lizard. This piece has some age to it.It measures approximately 9 long plus leather. And handle x approximately 3 3/4 wide. Please examine all pictures very closely as they constitute. The majority of the description. This has the traditional slit and stitching on the underside for the umbilical cord insertion. Plains Indians used these as a protection piece. The mother would make them and keep them until the child becomes an adult and then would give it to them. Be sure to check out our store for similar items. Your package will arrive gift wrapped and ready to share.
If there is a price tag, that tag will be removed from the item so it can be given as a gift. It will be sent in padding within a bubble envelope.
If it is delivered and then stolen, there is nothing we can do to help beyond providing paperwork if you want to submit a police report. We haven't had this happen to any of our clients.But we have heard horror stories. Please consider the pictures, therefore, 90% of the description. We try to take photos that are as true to the actual color as we can possibly get. But, keep in mind, every monitor shows colors differently. We attempt to depict any defects in the description.
However, the pictures are to be considered the majority of the description. I identify stones to the best of my ability.Turquoise may or may not be treated. If I know it is block turquoise, coral, or opal, I will state so. I can only base it on why my Dad taught me when he repaired jewelry. I test stones using the hot needle test and if silver isn't marked sterling or 925, I will test using magnet and ice. If there is a hallmark, I will do my best to identify the artist.
We do our best to document our items accurately. The only reason we will accept a return is if we misrepresent an item by accident.This is our #1 priority. Please consider the pictures, therefore, 95% of the description. If you are a collector of Native American Pottery, Jewelry, Kachina, basketry, and hard-to-find/unusual items in great shape, please put us in your favorites so you can be notified of our authentic vintage items as we list them. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American: US\1935-Now\Beads & Beadwork". The seller is "lcbergh" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.