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Lakota Hairpipe Beaded Breastplate

SKU: 4045.09.03
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Reproduction Lakota style bone hairpipe beaded breastplate. Made by me in 2009.

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Made by: Maza Sapa (4 Colors)

Manufacture year: 2009

Tribal style: Lakota

Finishing: Artificial patina

Metal: Brass

Number of rows: n-rows

Size type: Adjustable

Materials: Antique Venetian beads *, Bone hairpipe *, Ermine fur *, Genuine leather *, Human hair *

Length (without fringes): 44 cm

Width (without fringes): 27 cm

Metacollcection: Plains

Collection: Lakota Itazipcho

Insignia type: Breastplate

This 40-rows hairpipe breastplate is one of my most favorite breastplates and, in my opinion, — one of the most beautiful models of Native American brestplates in general; it is the quintessential of the ideal Indian dance breastplate in all it's simple beauty, which is given by a harmonious design, an irresistibly pleasing combination of dark brown leather, patinated brass and red Venetian beads, various tricky pieces like a shell medallion with an ermine pelt, hair pendants wrapped into shell cartridges, rich fringes: and all is the stuff but not the fluff.

Made by me as an exact copy of the original Lakota breastplate handcrafted for me by a prominent native American Artist Joe. All parts have been artificially aged to look and feel like a real old artifact from the Buffalo days.

Even if for you an Indian is a turkey husband (муж индейки — Ha-Ha!), as a lot of my fellow citizens sincerely think, it's still difficult to remain indifferent when looking at such a beauty!

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