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Reserved for Matthew Bone and red horn hair pipe choker with turtle

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This three row traditional style hair pipe choker has such a great old style feeling to it thanks to the wonderful turtle fetish I found at this year’s Fair at New Boston, one of the Shawnee traders there had this for sale and I couldn’t resist, I love the primitive style and the detail and character of the piece. I am not sure what it is made of but it is very lightweight and I believe it may be tin.
This special focal called for a special treatment so for the center I have used three cherry red 1 ½” horn hair pipe beads using regular 1 ½” white bone hair pipe beads for the remainder of the choker. The red brick color glass beads are another great find that I got at the Flint Ridge pow wow this year, I wish I had picked up more of them, they are so beautiful and rare, I tried to capture this in the photo close up and hopefully you can see the beautiful swirls of color in them.
This very unique and one of a kind choker measures 15” L from end to end where the leather ties start and is about 1 ¼” H, from the top of the horn bead in the center to the bottom of the turtle tail the measurement is approximately 4 ½”. The drop portion that holds the turtle is made of ½” white bone hair pipe and more of these gorgeous old red tile beads. The ties measure 11 ½” L, all of the leather is hand cut soft black deerskin.
This would be a great choker for any of the turtle clan people, those who have turtle as their animal totem or anyone working with turtle medicine.
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Reserved for Matthew Bone and red horn hair pipe choker with turtle


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: white heart beads, green glass, white bone beads, deerskin
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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