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Hairbow Ornament

SKU: 4004.08.01
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Reproduction Upper Missouri or Transmontane (Northern Plains & Plateau) style hairbows handcrafted by a prominent American artist and quillworker John Kursch (Earth Lodge) in 2008 and further improved by me (I made a new beading and feather ornament on the pins, and replaced an original hairpipe drop with a three-rows dentalium one). Not for sale (unless I would be absolutely compelled by your irresistible offer).

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The ornament consists of two main parts: a wooden tapered pin of osage orange and a pendant itself, which in turn is also divided into two portions: a bow-tie and a long drop. Bow-tie portion is made of red dyed buffalo parflesh, to which in several rows smooth dentalia and a copper tube are attached. On the drop portion, dentalia, braintan hide, real sines and ermine tails are used. A little braid is slipped down through the brass tube, and then the tube should be slided all the way up the braid and the pin sticked down in the top.

Made by: Maza Sapa (4 Colors), John Kursch (EarthLodge)

Manufacture year: 2008

Tribal style: Arikara, Crow, Hidatsa, Lakota, Mandan

Materials: Antique Venetian beads *, Dentalium *, Ermine fur *, Feathers *, Natural pigment *, Pound (pony) beads *, Real sinew *

Total lenght: 58 см

Hair Bow Lenght: 50 cm

Pin lenght: 23 cm

Metacollcection: Plains

Collection: Upper Missouri

Insignia type: Hair Bow

Warrior society: Little Dogs

Prior to all other considerations, the «Hairbow Ornament SKU 4004.08.01» is a highly valuable item in my personal collection, where I try to pick up the best specimens of Indian Warrior art and do not have much desire to part with them, so if I sell, then at a price that is listed here as the minimum fair for such a splendid piece.

This particular piece signifies that its owner would killed two enemies.

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