Location:Bluff City, Tennessee,
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Item:283175988343Hairpipes were first used as simple ear ornaments or hair ornaments. Later, they were made into necklaces, chokers and most strikingly, into breastplates. These accessories required more hairpipe pieces to complete. More hairpipe was needed. The increase in demand for hairpipe led to the need for a less expensive, more durable material. In the later 19th century, Bone became the material of choice. Bone Pipe Stems from corn cob pipes were even made into bone hairpipe! Hair and ear ornaments were seen less often. Breastplates became symbols of status and Necklaces and Bandoleers gained in popularity during the Reservation period. Every buyer gets 10 original Indian beads. The material is buffalo bone. These beads sure show their age! Good color and patina. From my grandfather's estate. Original period item. The pictures show the variety of beads being sold, your beads may slightly vary from the ones pictured. I combine shipping on all purchases made within 7 days of each other. 99 Cents shipping flat rate no matter the quantity of beads, just a one time flat rate of 99 cents!!Original/Reproduction:Original
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10 Old Buffalo Bone Sioux Indian Spacer Trade Bead For Earring Breastplate c1700