Domestic Buffalo Bubalus bubalis bones are used to make this breastplate as they are a NON-endangered species of buffalo, Non endangered Mule deer. Odocoileus hemionus was used to make the leather for this piece. This is made with BRAIN TAN leather tassel strips on the sides. AND waist straps, It smells smokey and is very traditional. Hundreds of bead all authentic, solid brass beads on this (not the fake thin kind) This is a museum quality piece. The breastplate protected the heart of the warrior. I have made MANY breastplates and would be happy to make you one. This item has a smokey smell because again it is authentic brain tan. Each row is strung on a single strand so if it ever breaks you will only have to fix one or two rows, unlike other sellers on here who use one piece of string for the entire breastplate…. This should last you many many years. I used half a deer hide on the fringe and straps so this is super thick when it comes to the leather fringe. Each strip of fringe is 18 long alone PER strand. The size of the bone part of this item is 21″ long by 11.5″ wide 42 rows of Buffalo bone and heavy authentic brass beads. All brass and bone and NO plastic. This is a Large breastplate. THIS IS ALL REAL buffalo horn it weighs approx 2lbs and is HEAVY real brass beads and double straps to help hold the weight. Side straps to go around your waist. Last picture in this listing is a photo of the actual artist. ARTIST NAME: Aodhàn Crawford. TRIBAL AFFILIATION: Aniyunwiya Tsalagi (Cherokee). Your item comes with Certificate of Native American Made/Celtic Made Authenticity. I also donated items to various prisons to help fund their Native American programs and help those who can not help themselves. Inedible meat is donated to zoos and local raptor rehab facilities. I also carry real wolf, mountain lion and bear items on my direct website but they’re not allowed for sale through this venue. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American: US\1935-Now\Other Nat. Am. Items 1935-Now”. The seller is “ashortmouse” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Tribal Affiliation: Cherokee W/ Certificate of Authenticity
- Artisan: Aodhàn Crawford