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Bone Hairpipe Breastplate

SKU: 2326.08.02
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Inspirational recreation of late 19th c. Lakota bone hair pipe dance breastplate made in the genuine spirit of a piece that could have been crafted in the latter quarter of the 19th century and the early reservation period, in a style worn by the Lakota. Coordinates with the matching choker NAM-2026. Made by me in 2008.

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Made of hand selected 4" genuine bone hairpipe, deer leather fringes and ties, brass beads, small gear-wheels of German silver, saddle leather spacers. The breastplate is strung on deer leather thongs. Attached at the bottom of the central panel is a decorated bronze ring. The breastplate is given an overall aged appearance to look old.

 

Made by: Maza Sapa (4 Colors)

Manufacture year: 2008

Tribal style: Lakota

Finishing: Artificial patina

Metal: Brass, Bronze

Number of rows: n-rows

Size type: Adjustable

Materilas: Bone hairpipe *, Genuine leather *, Metal beads *, Natural silk *

Lenght (without fringes): 43 cm

Width (without fringes): 23,5 cm

Metacollcection: Plains

Collection: Central Plains

Insignia type: Breastplate

Aesthetically old-time Plains Indian jewelry adornments of the mid-19th century are much pleasing to my heart and I like them better than later ones. It is quite easy to understand what period this or that breastplate belongs to: if it's long enough and hangs down below the waist, it is most likely that it was made in a later period for dancing purpose, not as a warrior's paraphernalia.

«Lakota Bone Hairpipe Breastplate (replica)» SKU 2326.08.02» is my own reproduction work after 1870-s Lakota original piece which is kinda transitional in character: it's much longer than earlier pieces, but displays a clean and simple (laconic) design. Made by me in 2008. All parts have been artificially aged as to make it feel like a real old artifact from the Buffalo days and not to look like a new-age junk. In 2011 this breastplate was used as a props in an advertising photo shoot for a L'Officiel Russia magazine.

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