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Plains Indian Warrior Jewelry and Adornments

Breastplates

Breastplates

Original or reproduction Plains Indian breastplates.
Chokers

Chokers

Original or reproduction Plains Indian chokers.
Necklaces

Necklaces

Reproduction Plains Indian necklaces.
Gorgets

Gorgets

Reproduction Plains Indian gorgets.
Pectorals

Pectorals

Reproduction Plains Indian pectorals.

Plains Indian Warriors Jewelry & Adornments

 

This section presents some types of decorations of Indian warriors. By Indian jewelry I mean various objects designed and created for decorating warriors' clothes, body or its individual parts.

 

1) Ear adornments (earrings and ear drops of dentalia and hairpipes).

 

2) Hair adornments: beaded headbands, hair ties.

 

3) Various chokers of animal and bird bones, dentalia and hairpipes (of bone, horn, shell or MOP), cartridges, trade beads.

 

4) Breast ornaments and plates of animal and bird bones, dentalia and hairpipes (of bone, horn, shell or MOP), cartridges; quilled leather panels.

 

5) Hairpipe bandoliers.

 

6) Gorgets made of shell, sterling or nickel silver, brass or copper.

 

7) Crosses of sterling or nickel silver, brass or copper.

 

8) Leather or metal arm-/wristbands (of sterling or nickel silver, brass or copper).

 

9) Necklaces made of various organic materials (animal and birds parts: claws, teeth, bones, feathers; also human fingers); trade beads neckalces.

 

10) Medals, coins, trade tockens.

 

11) Finger rings of sterling or nickel silver, brass or copper.

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