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HK Item #NC427
Tony Monroe - Lakota
Sacred Catlinite Nugget
with Bone Hairpipe Necklace

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Size
42" long end to end;
1 1/4" pipestone
Materials
bone hair pipe, about hair pipe;
catlinite (pipestone), read more;
silver and brass beads;
braided deerskin
Condition
new
Artist
Tony Monroe, Lakota

Authentic Native American Indian bone hairpipe necklace by Lakota artist Tony Monroe

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

Tony Monroe- Lakota
Sacred Catlinite Nugget
with Bone Hairpipe Necklace

Item #NC427 - $75 plus s/h 
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Authentic Native American Indian bone hairpipe necklace by Lakota artist Tony Monroe

1 1/4" long pipestone nugget.

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Hair pipe is thought to have been originally made of conch shell by southeastern Indians (Chickasaw, Creeks, and Cherokee).Some of the oldest shell hair pipes, discovered in Tennessee, are estimated to be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