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Handmade Buffalo Bone Hairpipe Beads Traditional Tribal Breastplate

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A breastplate is a device worn over the torso to protect it from injury, as an item of religious significance, or as an item of status. The hair-pipe breastplates of 19th-century Plains Indians were made from the West Indian conch, brought to New York docks as ballast and then traded to Native Americans of the upper Missouri River. Their popularity spread rapidly after their invention by the Comanche in 1854. They were too fragile and expensive to be considered armor, and were instead a symbol of wealth during the economic depression among Plains Indians after the buffalo were almost exterminated.

- Made from buffalo bone hairpipe
- Handmade
- Adjustable
- Native American Inspired.
- Length: 7.5 inches.
- Width: 4.5 inches.

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(186)
  • Reviewed by Steven Kok
    5 out of 5 stars
    Jul 11, 2018
    Love how this looks, it is exactly as described. Wonderful choker.
    Handmade Traditional 4 Row Black Buffalo Bone Hairpipe Tribal Choker Necklace

  • Reviewed by anewmoe

  • Reviewed by Renee Hasenfuss
    5 out of 5 stars
    Jun 28, 2018
    Great quality bracelet, especially for the price. Fast shipping too. I will be back for more!
    Handmade Traditional 5 Row White Buffalo Bone Hairpipe Beads Tribal Bracelet

  • Reviewed by Kris
    1 out of 5 stars
    Jun 20, 2018
    Upon opening the package I found two different sets of earrings to my order and a note saying that the earrings I had purchased were damaged so a different set were sent and a complimentary pair included. While I appreciate the sentiment behind the complimentary pair, I had no interest in either of the earrings I received! I wanted and expected what I had ordered and nothing else, understandably! I was never contacted prior to shipping to be asked if it was OK to do so or whether I wanted a refund instead (which I would definitely have requested if I knew my chosen earrings were not available!) Seller at first offered to refund but then went silent and I had to chase. Upon me leaving feedback he replied with a petty message, retracting his initial offer of a refund. Extremely unprofessional, beware.
    Upon opening the package I found two different sets of earrings to my order and a note saying that the earrings I had purchased were damaged so a different set were sent and a complimentary pair included. While I appreciate the sentiment behind the complimentary pair, I had no interest in either of the earrings I received! I wanted and expected what I had ordered and nothing else, understandably! I was never contacted prior to shipping to be asked if it was OK to do so or whether I wanted a refund instead (which I would definitely have requested if I knew my chosen earrings were not...
    Hand Painted Artisan Southwestern Dangling Earrings
    Jake Nogoy responded

    This is untrue. All i can say is that this is one of those buyers that is very hard to work with. We did everything to satisfy this buyer but the buyer is just impossible to work with.


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Handmade Buffalo Bone Hairpipe Beads Traditional Tribal Breastplate

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: Buffalo Bone, Beads, Leather, Bone Hairpipe
  • Feedback: 186 reviews
  • Favorited by: 43 people
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