This is a old style woman's northern traditional breastplate. It is made with with old, real bone hairpipe, old brass beads and old dark red pony beads. The real bone hairpipe has been used previously, so the color of the hairpipe is natural, not tea-dyed. This gives the breastplate that old style look. T are brass cones hanging from the bottom of the breastplate. The spacers are new black tack leather and it is strung with a heavy waxed string. The leather across the back of the neck is made from a dark brown, very soft deerskin. T are several natural stains on the inside (smooth side) of the leather that will not be noticed as this goes against the back of the neck. The leather is new also. T are 6 rows of hairpipe before the split and 2 rows on each side w the breastplate splits. This breastplate contains 172 real bone hairpipe, approx. 500 real brass beads, over 250 real glass pony beads and 11 brass cones.Measurements: Length: 54" (from top back of neck to bottom of brass cones) Width: 9" (22 real bone hairpipe across, 6 rows and 20 real bone hairpipe across 2 split rows) This auction is for the breastplate only. The dress shown is not included in this auction. If interested in the dress, it is up for auction this week. Please check measurements carefully prior to bidding and let me know if you need any additional information or pictures. And, as always with my auctions, shipping is free (U.S.A.) to the winning bidder! Insurance is optional and I highly recommend it. I am not responsible for lost or damaged shipments and I always put tracking on all my auctions when mailed out. Let me know if you like this breastplate but are looking for a different color. I do custom orders also. Please check out my other auctions. I am putting up pow wow regalia clothing and accessories weekly. Thanks for looking and have a great day.
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