Plains Five Feather Pipe Drops
Shown above is an example of how a pipe drop looks on a T-pipe with 20 inch stem.
is turkey painted like Eagle.
has turkey feathers with rabbit fur, horse hair and trade beads.
says - "These feather pipe drops are made
of hand-painted turkey feathers, brass and glass crow beads, bone hair pipe beads,
buckskin, and trade cloth.
Red and white crow beads and silver beads.
Blue and aqua beads and brass beads.
About the Artist
Alan Monroe was born in Hot Springs , South Dakota and is an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. He graduated from Hot Springs High School and studied business and art in Nebraska, Tennessee, and South Dakota. Alan creates his Northern Plains artwork from hides, stone, leather, and wood. He learned the basics of quill working, weaponry, sculpting and pipe making from traditional and contemporary artisans in his family circle. He is a fifth generation master pipe maker. In his sculptures, Monroe works with a variety of materials such as pipestone, bone, wood and alabaster. He creates small objects like fetishes to large pieces than can weigh hundreds of pounds. Monroe's work can be seen in many galleries and museums across the country and he has won many awards. About Lakota Sioux