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Newest American Buffalo Horn Hairpipe Choker-Turquoise/Ruby Glass Beads & Sinew

 



Our Newest Handmade American
Buffalo Horn Hairpipe Choker with Glass Beads

Made by well known Missouri Native American Artisan


General Description
This choker is not only made for Native Americans. It is for anyone who truly appreciates authentic Native American hand-made items. Anyone can and should proudly adorn their fine authentic bead work for everyone to see! Native Americans traditionally buy these items for a specific event such as pau wau's (that is the official term used by the ancestors) where their beauty and uniqueness can truly be appreciated by all Nations. However, they can be worn by anyone for any occasion. Caution: Many stores sell replicas of these chokers. They are normally made with materials imported from other countries or from plastic beads and chord instead of natural sinew. That is how they can sell them so cheap. Our concept is that you get what you pay for. This choker will last a lifetime! There is also no comparison in strength and quality when the two are side by side. We sell only the highest quality and only handcrafted items.  Every part of this choker except the beads are made from our mother earth. I try capture as much detail as I can in the photographs for your close personal observation. The beaded portion of the choker is 14" including end spacers. The entire necklace from end knot to end knot is 32". That should fit any size neck and have plenty of room to tie securely. I have even seen these chokers used on hats and they look very nice! 

SPECIFIC DETAILS
 Our newest choker is made with round Czech metallic cobalt glass beads, 3mm and 6mm turquoise glass beads and transparent ruby red beads. The choker is assembled with natural deer sinew that they have "sewn" themselves. The leather spacers are all hand cut from hand worked leather. The hairpipe beads are made from American Buffalo horns and are also handmade. The entire choker is constructed with 4 strands of braided natural sinew for maximum strength. This will keep it strong and secure during dance & pow wow activities. It is absolutely waterproof and nearly unbreakable. This has actually been tested! (Natural sinew is the strongest material known in nature to make jewelry from). Many people do not realize that when one of these items are made by hand, from start to finish, it can take more than a week! That is what makes it so special. Hours of labor for such a small price. It is one-of-a-kind and truly authentic. There will never be a duplication of any necklace Mona makes. It comes with her signature of authenticity. You will have a small part of the true Native spirit in your hands when you come to own this beautiful choker.

 

Interesting information on the Buffalo
The American Buffalo according to many Native Nations, is the symbol for the ultimate provider. It roamed the Great Plains and fed many a nation. It is also thought to be a great spiritual protector, bringing nourishment to the body and soul. When a white or albino Buffalo is born, it is thought to bring peace among nations.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
 Mona has proudly served many Native American Tribes for over 40 years. Descended from the Mikasuki Indian Tribe herself, she created wonderful works of art using only the finest natural material from our Mother Earth. She has been painting with feathers since childhood. In her early years, she married an American fur trapper. Together, they have spent a splendid 38 years years building and growing a well-known large store that was originally established North of Kansas City. Because of the quality of their work, they have often been asked to make custom items for various tribes. She and her husband spent many waking hours doing in-depth research. They were determined to learn all that was needed to know in order to create all custom items according specific tribal colors, traditions and guidelines. Every item they created is made with great attention to natural detail. No single item they had ever sold in the store was imported, store bought or made of anything artificial. They hand-prepared/stripped/skinned/plucked all sinew, leather, fur and feathers. They hand carved every single horn pipe bead from bones and horns and antlers. Mona's husband has been a trapper and fur trader for over 35 years. They professionally tan all of their own harvested furs and skins. They used only the fur they handled with their own hands to make their Native American works of Art. They love and live by Native American Tradition and they are happy to make these items available to those who will treasure them as they did.

 




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