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Breastplate with Choker Attached, made in the 1980's

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Posted 1 year ago

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Tlynnie1942
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My mother got this about 30 years ago, and just gave it to me for Mother's day this year. It is a choker/breastplate and made of hair pipe, deerskin leather, beads, animal teeth and sinew. It is about 24 inches long and very heavy. I have admired it for a long time and now it resides in my home. The leather has dried but it is still beautiful. She told me that the man who made it was Lakota Sioux. All I remember about him is that he was a very nice person, as was his wife.

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  1. PhilDavidAlexanderMorris PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, 1 year ago
    The early 70s was the time to buy such items as the chokers, but to see such an elaborate one, I have never. Great piece !~
  2. Tlynnie1942 Tlynnie1942, 1 year ago
    Thanks. This is not my area of expertise, I collect baskets. But I did talk to my mom some more and she said it was closer to 30 years ago which would put it in the early 80's. I have changed the info to reflect that. I appreciate the "love" :)
  3. Tlynnie1942 Tlynnie1942, 1 year ago
    Thank you everyone who "loved" this :)

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