Gorget Mini Copper with Beads
Mini Copper Gorget with Crow BeadsSOLD This Gorget Mini Copper with Beads comes with White Center Cranberry Red Crow Beads and large glass Trade Beads strung on the Deerskin Leather Lacing. The crafter made it with hammered Copper. He attached Gold Deerskin Leather Lacing for a chain. He added White Center Cranberry Red Crow Beads and large glass trade beads to the lacing. On the back you will see "April's Song" engraved near the top of the gorget. The piece measures almost 4″ across and 1 7/8" top to bottom. You can adjust the Gold Deerskin Leather Lacing to your preferred length. One of a Kind!
Metal Gorgets were worn by European military officers in the 18th century. Originally they functioned as armor to protect a soldier's throat and neck. In North America, European traders and explorers gave gorgets to Native American leaders as trade goods. Over time, Metal Gorgets became prized trade items and part of the Native American Regalia in the Eastern United States. One of a Kind!
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Read more about how Native Americans used Copper in the Denver Art Museum leaflet Copper and the Indian.
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