This genuine deerskin medicine shield contains a full sized man's breastplate and a full size beaded tomahawk with two fur wraps. The shield is 20" in diameter and about 36" long.
The breastplate contains real buffalo bone or horn beads (shown with buffalo bone), crystal or semi-precious stone beads (shown with jade), and brass (shown) or silver beads. In all there are several hundred beads on this piece.
The fringe on the breastplate is a contrasting color to the hide used on the shield. This breastplate is made with long buffalo bone hairpipe beads on the outer rows and short buffalo horn hairpipe beads in the center. If you prefer, we can reverse this or use all horn or all bone beads. Choose your preference from the dropdown menu below.
The shield also contains multiple horse hair bundles held on with brass or silver cones and seven large barred turkey feathers on the bottom of the shield and two more on the tomahawk handle. There is a large abalone disc in the middle of the breastplate and glass crow beads on the fringes of the shield.
The tomahawk handle is beaded with glass seed beads and has two fur wraps of fox (shown), coyote or buffalo hair.
The picture shown is representative, the one you receive may vary. No two shields will be exactly alike. The shape of the tomahawk head may be different than the one shown, and the beads used in the breastplate will vary. If you have a preference for specific semi-precious stones or bead colors or want a specific fur, leave a comment in the comment box on your checkout form. Choose your deerskin leather colors and big feathers from the dropdown menu below.
This shield is hand crafted in the USA. Because it is constructed according to your specifications at the time you order, allow up to two weeks for completion of your custom project, plus shipping time.
This breastplate tomahawk shield can be shipped internationally. If additional postage is required on international orders, we will contact you when your order is ready to ship. Feathers cannot be shipped to New Zealand. However, we can leave the feathers off by request.