This is a 4 Row Traditional Buffalo Bone Hairpipe Beads Tribal Choker. It is 14 inches long and 1-3/8 inch wide. I believe the center medallion is made from a traditional abalone shell. The detail on this piece is well done. It’s been stored away for the past 28 years and never worn.
I began my journey with the Love and study of our American History in the 60’s. One of those boys wearing coonskin hats and carrying a toy flintlock as they watched their favorite hero, Fess Parker as Daniel Boone. Later, my career took me out west and for a number of those years, I began collecting my accouterments and competed in various long rifle competitions and rendezvous’ s. I found my way back to northern Michigan and have lived my dream as one of the interpreters at Colonial Fort Michilimackinac for the past 10 years, meeting hundreds of visitors and sharing the same love of our country’s history and 18th century colonial living as I do. My collection is rather large and its time to bring out my trading blanket so others may enjoy what I’ve collected.
Traverse City, Michigan