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Assiniboine Loop Necklace
Reproduction Northern Plains (most possibly Assiniboine) style 12-rows beaded loop necklace / breastplate with Thomas Jefferson Pewter Peace Medal. Handcrafted by me in 2018. Not for sale (unless I would be absolutely compelled by your irresistible offer).
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Made of select bone hairpipes, round hollow seamed brass beads, all strung on braintan hide thongs through brass-tacked heavy saddle leather spacers with buckskin fringes.
The breastplate is given an overall aged appearance to look and feel like a real old artefact from the Old days.
Made by: Maza Sapa (4 Colors)
Manufacture year: 2018
Tribal style: Assiniboine
Finishing: Artificial patina
Metal: Brass, Iron
Number of rows: n-rows
Size type: Adjustable
Materilas: Bone hairpipe *, Genuine leather *, Metal beads *, Natural silk *
Collection: Northern Plains
Insignia type: Necklace
☩ Loop necklace is a distinctive ornament, worn by men only, which was in vogue among Blackfeet, as well as with other Northern and Plateau tribes. It hase been worn in lieu of bone hairpipe brreastplate favored by tribes of Central and Southern Plains, although both types were popular among Crow, Blackfeet, Flathead and Plateau tribes including Umatilla, Nez Perce and Spokane. Loop necklaces were also fashionable for a time amongst the Sioux in North Dakota and other Plains groups. It's origin is uncertain, but seems that it's idea might derive from the elaborate braid loops on early military uniforms. In general, there are two main types of loop necklace: (i) with loops of beaded buckskin thong, rolled cloth or cord, like the «Assiniboine Loop Necklace SKU 2343.18.01», which was most prevalent among Blackfeet, Stoney, Sarcee,
Plains Cree and Plains Ojibwa; and (ii) with loops of polished discoidal shell or bone beads, strung on heavy thread or sinew, popular among the Crow,
Flathead, Nez Perce and other Plateau tribes.