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Tony Monroe, Lakota
Bone Hair Pipe Hat Band
with Pipestone Arrowhead
HK Item #HB14

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Authentic Native Americanbone hair pipewith Sleeping Beauty turquoise Hat Band by Lakota artist Tony Monroe

Authentic Native American bone hair pipe Hat Band with pipestone arrowhead by Lakota artist Tony Monroe

Authentic Native American bone hair pipe Hat Band with pipestone arrowhead by Lakota artist Tony Monroe

Tony Monroe, Lakota
Bone Hair Pipe Hat Band
with Pipestone Arrowhead

HB14 - $75 plus s/h
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

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Size
40" long end to end;
2 1/4" long arrowhead
Materials
bone hair pipe, about hair pipe;
pipestone, about pipestone;
silver and brass beads;
braided deerskin
Condition
new
Artist
Tony Monroe, Lakota

Authentic Native American bone hair pipe Hat Band with pipestone arrowhead by Lakota artist Tony Monroe

What is Hair Pipe?

Hair pipe refers to long hollow beads usually, but not always, having tapered ends. The term "hair pipe" was likely coined by early white traders who saw indians wearing the long beads as hair ornaments.

Hair pipe is thought to have been originally made of conch shell by southeastern Indians (Chickasaw, Creeks, and Cherokee).Some of the oldest shell hair pipes, discovered in Tennessee, are estimated to be from 4,000 years ago.

Hair pipe of bone appeared around the late 1800s when white traders brought corn cob pipes to the Ponca Indians of the midwest - the Poncas found that the bone pipe stems made excellent hair pipes. Later, hair pipe was made of glass, brass, silver, horn and other materials.

About Pipestone

Pipestone, also known as catlinite, is a form of clay called argillite with a high iron content that colors it a deep red to pale orange. Pipestone was discovered in southwestern Minnesota by the Sioux Indians, who consider it a sacred material and use it to carve pipes and other ceremonial objects. It is easy to carve because of its lack of quartz. The catlinite quarries located at Pipestone National Monument are considered sacred to many Native American people. Read more about Sacred Red Pipestone from Minnesota.

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