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Bone Hairpipe Breastplate
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
Materials: Bone hairpipe *, Genuine leather *, Metal beads *, Natural silk *
Lenght (without fringes): 43 cm
Width (without fringes): 23,5 cm
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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