Native Americans have used Trade Silver Brooches to decorate their regalia since the 18th century. Therefore, these brooches are the perfect embellishment for your Gustoweh, Bandoleer Bag, Shirt or Crown.
Eight of these small shaped brooches are silver-plated copper. We also have Ring Brooches in Copper & Nickel.
Most sold singly. Quantity Discount when you buy 10 or more of a single style.
Ring Brooch 1″ – Style 18 Comes in packages of 10
Council Square 1.25″ – Style 15
Strawberry/Heart 1″ – Style 24
Crown/Heart 1.25″ – Style 26
Double Strawberry/Heart 1.25″ – Style 30
Large Strawberry/Heart 1.5″ – Style 33
Masonic 2″ – Style 21
Sunburst 1.25″ – Style 12
Ring Brooch 1″ – Style 18-C. Copper. Comes in packages of 10
Ring Brooch 1″ – Style 18-N. Nickel. Comes in packages of 10
Classic Ring Brooches are now available in Nickel and Copper! Each Ring Brooch measures 1″ in diameter. Purchase them in packages of 10 or 100.
Native Americans have used Trade Silver Brooches to decorate their regalia since the 18th century. Therefore, these circlet brooches will make the perfect embellishment for your Gustoweh, Bandoleer Bag, Shirt or Crown.
You will often find Small Washer Brooches on Iroquois and Great Lakes Native American clothing. You will see them scattered on blouses, shirts, sashes and headdresses.
Trade silver brooches have been commonly used since the 18th century to decorate Eastern Woodlands regalia. These Washer Brooches are the perfect embellishment for your gustoweh, bandoleer bag, skirt, shirt or crown.
Our Silk Scarves come generously sized. You will want one in every color! These Scarves are a perfect accessory no matter how you wear them! Native American Powwow dancers can use Silk Scarves for a neck scarf or headband. Historical re-enactors will use Silk Scarves for a head scarf. Wear alone or under a hat!
Wool Straight Dance Set with Leggins, Apron, Garters and Dragger
Wow! You won’t want to miss this Straight Dance Leggins Set! It comes complete with Leggins, Aprons, Garters, Side Tabs and a Dragger.
The tailor used Mustard Yellow selvedge edge wool for all of the pieces except the garters. He or she sized it for an large man. Then the crafter added colorful layered Ribbonwork in Green, Yellow, White, Berry and Pink to the aprons and leggins. The aprons and leggings also feature Edge Beading with White Seed Beads. This set is a feast for the eyes!
The Leggins measure 31 inches long. At the top they measure 12 inches wide (lying flat). At the bottom they measure 7 inches wide, not including the side Flap. To tie them to a belt, the tailor attached pieces of the same wool at the top of the leggins for ties.
The short Aprons measure 14 inches wide x 17.5 inches long. You will find an opening at the top to hold your belt. The back Apron comes with an extension that measures 11 inches wide and 42 inches long overall.
The tailor made the Garters and Side Tabs with Green, Yellow and Pink yarn with a chevron design. The Garters measure 41 inches long x 2.5 inches wide. The Side Tabs measure 54 inches long x 2.5 inches wide.
The Dragger features a beaded loomwork strip that divides into four narrow strips about halfway down. Cowrie shells hang from each narrow strip. The tailor tied on three graduated copper shield brooches with deerskin leather lacing. Ribbonwork appears on the sides of the dragger. Blue ticking fabric lines the back side. The Dragger measures 54 inches long overall. It measures 5 inches wide.
A previous wore this Suit. You will see some sign of wear. This Straight Dance Leggins Set is in very good, wearable condition. One of a Kind!
Add this Breech Cloth Beaded Red to your dance clothes! The crafter used Red Wool with Black Bias Tape Trim. He created a beaded design using (mostly) White Seed Beads. Double Curve designs appear above a series of arrow designs. The crafter accented the Double Curve designs with a real Quahog Wampum Disc at the top. Nine real Quahog Wampum Beads accent the row below. Bright red fabric lines the back side. This Breech Cloth measures 62 inches long and 11 inches wide. We got it from a collection. It is in like new condition. One of a Kind!
Breech Cloths (also known as Breech Clouts) are lengths of fabric or leather. Native American men traditionally wear breech cloths (or breech clouts) alone or with Leggins. A Breech Cloth goes between the legs. The front and back are draped over a belt or Leather Lacing tie. They provide protection for sensitive areas of the body while allowing for freedom of movement, especially important for activities like hunting, gathering, and dancing. Men can wear them plain or decorate them with Brooches, Beadwork or ribbon work. They can also cut them from a wool blanket with a striped selvedge edge, and the stripes will serve as decoration.
Add this Beaded Otter Bag made with a cased pelt and leather lace handle to your collection of accessories! The crafter designed this unique piece with the head folding over to close the opening of the bag. Red felt and small clear beads lines the opening. You will find a metal brooch stamped SP on the top of the head. Green melon chevron beads on red felt fabric create the eyes. A floral design on red felt fabric and dangles made of clear seed and tube beads, real wampum buttons and clear sequins adorn all four legs. Red ribbons and dangles hang from each foot.
The 20″ tail has a floral and bird design also on red felt fabric, and dangles made of clear seed and tube beads, real wampum buttons and clear sequins. The Beaded Otter Bag measures approx. 24″ long and 7″ wide.
Traditionally Otter bags are used for carrying personal belongings, herbs, ceremonial items or as a decorative accessory. It’s softness, durability, and water-resistant properties make it a highly valuable and a preferred material for creating bags that can withstand different weather conditions. Intricate beadwork, quillwork, or other decorative elements often decorate the bags.
Breechcloths are lengths of fabric or leather. Native American men traditionally wear breechcloths (or breechclouts) alone or with Leggins. A Breechcloth goes between the legs. The front and back are draped over a belt or Leather Lacing tie. Men can wear them plain or decorate them with Brooches, Beadwork or ribbon work. They can also cut them from a wool blanket with a striped selvedge edge, and the stripes will serve as decoration.
Our Breechcloths measure 12″ x 58″ and does not have finished edges.
Seminole dolls portray clothing and hairstyles worn by Seminole men and women. This antique Seminole woman doll from the 1930s-40s is made with traditional Seminole materials. The crafter made her body with palmetto fibers.
Her outfit consists of a Cape, Traditional Bonnet and Skirt. The crafter decorated the clothing with rickrack. He or she added Sequins and Bead Brooches to her Bonnet.
This Antique Seminole Doll stands just over 12″ tall. A previous owner had this doll but she remains in very good condition.
You will find our North Country Bandoleer Bags an essential accessory for any regalia. We make our own Eastern Woodlands style Bandoleer (or Hunting) bags at The Wandering Bull. Our seamstress uses lightweight wool fabric with coordinating trim. Choose the wool color you want and we will add the appropriate binding color.
Bandoleer (or Bandolier) Bags originated in the mid 1800s among the Native American Tribes of the Great Lakes and Plains regions. They often decorated these shoulder bags with extensive beadwork. These Bandolier Bags took on ceremonial significance, and sometimes had no storage pocket at all, just a decorated flap.
Metallic Ornaments of the New York Indians is a facsimile reprint of the 1903 New York State Museum Bulletin. The text describes the brooches, earrings, cones and other metal ornaments. Often, archaeologists find these items in their excavations in North America. Illustrations of each item in the text appears at the back in the 37 pages of illustrations.
This book will make a great reference for identifying old items. Crafters and Living History Re-enactors will also find it useful for finding patterns to make reproduction accessories and trade goods.
Native American trade silver refers to metal items that European traders and Native Americans used as a form of currency during the colonial period in North America. Indigenous people highly valued trade silver for its aesthetic appeal and symbolic significance. Native American artisans also adapted the silver into their own unique styles, incorporating traditional motifs and designs into the silverwork. Today, Native American trade silver continues to be highly sought after by collectors, historians, and enthusiasts. It represents a significant historical artifact that reflects the interactions and cultural exchange between Native American tribes and European traders during the colonial era.
Use our Deerskin Neckpouch Kit to make your own Deerskin Leather Neckpouch (or necklace bag). A Leather Neck Pouch is the perfect accessory to hold your personal medicine items. It will also hold change, gemstones, and small keepsakes of all kinds!
The Leather Neck Pouch Kit comes with
Top Grain Deerskin Leather
Deerskin Leather Lacing
Glover’s Needle for sewing leather
Once you lace the Deerskin Lacing through the top of the pouch, you can adjust the length to fit the wearer. Decorate your Leather Neck Pouch with beadwork, our own Plume Powwow Pins, Trade Brooches, or paint!
Our updated Gustoweh Headdress Kit has everything you need to make an Iroquois Gustoweh (Real Hat). This is one of the most appropriate headdresses for Eastern Woodlands Indian Regalia.
Our Gustoweh Headdress Kit includes:
Natural Turkey Feathers
Wood splints for the frame
Black Warp Thread
3 Wood Feather Sockets & Pin sets
You will also need Pliers, Scissors and Glue or a Hot Glue Gun.
Full color illustrations walk you through the construction of a basic Gustoweh Headdress. You choose which Feather placement from each of the five Iroquois Nations you prefer. Decorate your completed Gustoweh with a Gustoweh Band or Trade Brooches. You may also add Beadwork or a Wampum Bead Strip.