This breastplate is made from over a hundred real buffalo horn and/or buffalo bone hairpipe beads (pictured with black buffalo horn on the sides and cherry mountain goat horn in the center)and over 225 glass trade beads (shown with all tan crow beads), and/or brass, copper or silver trade beads.
This breastplate is decorated with a 3" abalone disk tipped with brass, copper, or aluminum cones (shown with aluminum, which are a silver color) and two ermine tails. The sides are finished off with real buckskin fringe (shown with gold buckskin).
This breastplate also has a built in matching choker.
You can customize the leather colors and bead combinations on this breastplate. In the hairpipe choices in the dropdown menu, the first color is the hairpipes on the sides and the second color is the hairpipes in the center.
On the metal bead choices, if you choose Crow Beads Only, then a crow bead of the same or a different color will be substituted for the metal beads. If you want a different color crow bead in the center than is used in the side rows, leave a comment in the comment box on your checkout form. We usually have the colors of crow beads shown here
Be sure to select your preferences from the dropdown menus below before adding this item to your shopping cart.
This is a full size man's breastplate that would be a great addition to any dancer's regalia or would look fantastic as a wall decoration in your native american room. Hanging it off a lance or dance staff makes a fabulous display.
The picture shown is representative, the one you receive may vary slightly. Because this is a custom handmade item that we make when you order it, please allow two weeks construction time, plus shipping transit.
This item can be shipped internationally.
Not produced by a tribal member or a particular indian tribe.