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HK Item #NC422
Tony Monroe - Lakota
Hairpipe Necklace with Pipestone Arrowhead

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Size
40" long end to end and can be tied from 11" to 18";
2 1/4" long arrowhead
Materials
bone hair pipes, about hair pipes;
pipestone, about pipestone;
silver and brass beads;
braided deerskin
Condition
new
Artist
Tony Monroe, Lakota

Authentic Native American Indian bone hairpipe necklace with pipestone catlinite arrowhead by Lakota artist Tony Monroe

Braided deerskin can be adjusted by tying from 19" to 38".

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Tony Monroe- Lakota
Bone Hairpipe Necklace
with Pipestone Arrowhead

Item #NC422 - $75 plus s/h 
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Paula says -"This beautiful unique necklace is made from bone hairpipe and has a sacred pipestone arrowhead. The catlinite was quarried by the artist's brother, renowned pipemaker Alan Monroe."

Authentic Native American Indian bone hairpipe necklace with pipestone catlinite arrowhead by Lakota artist Tony Monroe

Arrowhead is 2 1/4" long.

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Hair pipe is thought to have been originally made of conch shell by southeastern Indians (Chickasaw, Creeks, and Cherokee).Some of the oldest shell hair pipes, discovered in Tennessee, are estimated to be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

The 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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