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“Breastplate” is a warior's ornament for the upper torso, made of long tubes (called “hairpipes”) and various beads (metal, shell or glass), divided by thick leather spacers in a number of sections hanging down over torso to protect from injury. Breastplate is an item of medicine significance or an item that shows men's status.
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Southern Plains Breastplate with Gorget (replica)

SKU: 4023.08.01

Historically accurate replica of a bone hairpipe breastplate with German silver gorget of the Indian Wars era (c. 1870s) made for me by brilliant American Plains artists

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Shell hairpipe breastplate with Gorget (replica)

SKU: 4034.08.01

Historically accurate replica of a shell hairpipe breastplate with German silver gorget of the Indian Wars era (c. 1870s) made for me by prominent German Plains artist

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Lakota Breastplate (replica)

SKU: 2075.09.01

Premium quality reproduction of late 19th c. Lakota bone hair pipe dance breastplate. Made by me in .

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Plains hairpipe breastplate (replica)

SKU: 2087.09.01

Inspirational recreation of the Central Plains warrior's bone hairpipe breastplate based on the existing originals and my knowledge of a wide range of Plains style breastplates in the latter quarter of the 19th century and the early reservation period.

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