Armbands – Plain

Armbands - Plain copper and nickel

Armbands – Plain

Plain Metal Armbands will complement your Native American regalia for both Powwows and Historical Re-enactments.

Prior to the arrival of European trade goods, Native Americans adorned their arms with tattoos, quilled cuffs and bracelets made of copper and bone. European traders brought metal, especially silver, that Native Americans used to create armbands.  Metal Armbands could be simple, narrow bands or stamped and decorated.  Native Americans also made Armbands of beaded leather strips or finger woven wool.

Our metalsmith makes our Plain Armbands from rugged 22ga Brass, Copper or Nickel.

These Armbands measure 1.5″ wide x 12″ long.  You can adjust them with the included Deerskin Leather Lacing ties.

SOLD IN PAIRS.

Handmade in the USA.

We also offer Stamped Metal Armbands.

For more information, view the Denver Art Museum leaflet on Copper and the Indian HERE!

Armbands – Stamped

Armbands - Stamped copper and nickel

Armbands – Stamped

Our Handmade Stamped Armbands feature traditional patterns to enhance your Native American regalia for both Powwows and Historical Re-enactments.

Prior to the arrival of European trade goods, Native Americans adorned their arms with tattoos, quilled cuffs and bracelets made of copper and bone. European traders brought metal, especially silver, that Native Americans used to create armbands.  Metal Armbands could be simple, narrow bands or stamped and decorated.  Native Americans also made Armbands of beaded leather strips or finger woven wool.

Our metalsmith makes our Plain Armbands from rugged 22ga Brass, Copper or Nickel.

These Armbands measure approximately 1.25″ wide by 12″ long. You can adjust them with the included Deerskin Leather Lacing ties.  Please note the design on the Stamped Armbands may vary.

SOLD IN PAIRS.

Made in the USA.

We also offer Plain Metal Armbands.

Read about Copper and the Indian HERE!

Clay Wampum Bracelet

Clay Wampum Bracelet

Clay Wampum Bracelet

We make our own Clay Wampum Bracelets with Reproduction Polymer Clay Wampum beads. They are woven on soft Deerskin Leather Lacing, and have Glass Crow Bead closures.  The 5 Row Clay Wampum Bracelet also makes a nice armband.

Wampum Bead designs, Deerskin Leather Lacing color and Glass Crow Bead color will vary.

Choose from 3 styles:

  • 1 Row (0.5″ wide)
  • 3 Row (1.5″ wide)
  • 5 Row (2.5″ wide)

Buy one or a pair!

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Doll Antique Navajo Style

Doll Antique Navajo Style

Doll Antique Navajo Style

This Antique Navajo Style Doll will make a unique addition to your collection. The crafter made her body and clothing from cotton fabric.  She wears a tunic, skirt, leggins and moccasins. The crafter embroidered her facial features and added a traditional hair bundle to her head.   Additionally, she wears a metal concho belt and Seed Bead armbands, Necklace and Earrings.

She stands 10″ tall. Her original headdress is missing.  You will see vertical tears on her skirt and stains that indicate the doll may have been wet. Her body is intact and in overall good condition. One of a Kind!

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Katsina Blue Lightning

Katsina Blue Lightning

Blue Lightning Kachina carving

This Blue Lightning Katsina features lightning marks on his face.  The artist carved it from cottonwood.  The Katsina wears a red top with a red sash, green armbands and navy blue wrist bands. A painted yellow feather hangs from the back of his white kilt. He wears navy blue garters over his  boot style moccasins.  His mask includes a fluffy green collar, protruding ears with shell earrings and a furry top.  He holds a rattle and a lightning stick. The figure comes with a tag that says “HOPI VILLAGES 2nd MESA ARIZONA” on one side and “BLUE LIGHTNING KACHINA J- PXX” on the other.

Katsinas (or Kachinas) are supernatural beings in the Pueblo Indian traditions. The Pueblo tribes create Katsina dolls to give to children. Children use them to learn about the various Katsinas and not to play with.  This Katsina stands about 7.5″ high.  This figure came from a collection and you will see places where the paint has come off.  The lightning stick has broken and been repaired and reattached.  One of a Kind!

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Read the Denver Art Museum Leaflet Kachinas and Kachina Dolls

Bag Beaded Warrior

Bag Beaded Warrior

Red Wool Bag with Beaded Warrior Image

Carry Powwow essentials with this eye catching Wool Bag Beaded Warrior!  The crafter used Red Wool for the bag.   He created an image of a warrior wearing a feather roach and an armband with Black, White and Gray Seed Beads.  Then he edged the bag with black bias tape and lined the inside with patterned red fabric. At the bottom he added 7 inch long tassels made with 1.25″ Brass Cones and strips of Red Wool.

The crafter made the strap with red fabric edged with black ribbon and lined with the same patterned red fabric that lines the inside of the bag.  He decorated the strap with seven 0.75″ Canadian penny conchos.  The Bag measures 11″ x 8.75″  not including the 7″ long tassels.  The beaded image measures 7″ x 6″.   The strap measures 22″ long x 2″ wide.  We got this bag from a collection.  It is in like new condition.  One of a Kind!

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Read about Beads Used by Native American Crafters