Breast Plate – Plains Indian

$300.00

The Breast Plate was a popular chest ornament. The number of bones in the plate indicated the wealth of a warrior. It was mainly a decorative or medicine item, also worn during dances. This breast plate is made with buffalo bone hair- pipe and red dyed buffalo horn, along with brass and glass beads, and horse hair. It also is decorated with a piece of abalone shell.

Description

The Breast Plate was a popular chest ornament. The number of bones in the plate indicated the wealth of a warrior. It was mainly a decorative or medicine item, also worn during dances. This breast plate is made with buffalo bone hair- pipe and red-dyed buffalo horn, along with brass and glass beads, and horse hair. It also is decorated with a piece of abalone shell.