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Sioux Breastplate Necklace.  ladies' neck piece made with 4" bone "hairpipes," pony beads, and leather spacers. | Circa: Early/Mid 1900s | 920$ ~ sold

Sioux Breastplate Necklace. ladies' neck piece made with 4" bone "hairpipes," pony beads, and leather spacers. | Circa: Early/Mid 1900s | 920$ ~ sold

Pair of Plains Dentalia Shell Ear Ornaments with rawhide spacers | ca. 1900, Lakota | 474$ ~ Sold

Pair of Plains Dentalia Shell Ear Ornaments with rawhide spacers | ca. 1900, Lakota | 474$ ~ Sold

OBJECT #	   	141 OBJECT NAME	   	Necklace CULTURE OF ORIGIN	   	Makah MATERIALS	   	Dentalium, Beads, Blue, Red, Leather, Commercial SOURCE	   	Washington World's Fair Commission CREDIT	   	Gift of Washington World's Fair Commission

OBJECT # 141 OBJECT NAME Necklace CULTURE OF ORIGIN Makah MATERIALS Dentalium, Beads, Blue, Red, Leather, Commercial SOURCE Washington World's Fair Commission CREDIT Gift of Washington World's Fair Commission

This is a wedding veil covered with dentalia shells and blue glass beads; it is accented with red fabric and a variety of other beads - red, dark blue, white, and clear.  The upper tiers are attached to a blue cap and the remaining rows of dentalia are free hanging.  The sound produced by the dentalia and beads as the wearer moves is distinctive and added to the overall enhancement of the wearer, as it gave sound to the movements of the bride.  This might be comparable to the "rustling" n...

This is a wedding veil covered with dentalia shells and blue glass beads; it is accented with red fabric and a variety of other beads - red, dark blue, white, and clear. The upper tiers are attached to a blue cap and the remaining rows of dentalia are free hanging. The sound produced by the dentalia and beads as the wearer moves is distinctive and added to the overall enhancement of the wearer, as it gave sound to the movements of the bride. This might be comparable to the "rustling" n...

These beautiful earrings were made from Pacific Coast abalone and dentalium shell but were fashioned and worn on the Plains

These beautiful earrings were made from Pacific Coast abalone and dentalium shell but were fashioned and worn on the Plains