Warrior's Pipe Bone Beaded Breast Plate from Tribal Impressions
This striking Hair Pipe Breastplate is decorated with beads and has center hand beaded strip. Very stricking and sharp looking.
For nearly two centuries white men who have traded with the Indians
of the Eastern Woodlands and the Great Plains have referred to a
tubular bead measuring 11⁄2 inches or more in length which
they carried in stock by the name of "hair pipe." The
origin of the name is obscure. Certainly the name itself fails to
suggest the variety of ways in which Indians employed these long
beads as articles of personal adornment. Nor should the application
of this name to articles made by Whites for trade to Indians identify
this form of ornament as a white man's invention. It appears more
probable that the trade hair pipe was a white man's substitute for
a type of long, cylindrical ornament which had its origin in prehistoric
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A true status symbol, bone breastplates were in wide use as a type
of armor by the early 19th Century. Today they are part of many
ceremonial events. Long, hollow hair pipe dates far earlier than
the pre-Columbian period for Indian ornamental dress. Its popularity
grew from Eastern tribes use of shells, bone and stone. Eventually
Colonial traders introduced glass and copper to necklace design
in the 17th and 18th Centuries. Plains Indians used some hair pipe
design for earrings – bone was preferred over shell. By the
19th Century larger, elaborate breastplates were made for ceremonial
occasions. (Note: Center beading may vary as each one is different)
Warrior's Pipe Bone Beaded Breast Plate (Non-Indian Made)
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