Brooches – Trade Silver

Brooches - Trade Silver
Brooches – Trade Silver

Native Americans have decorated their Eastern Woodlands Regalia with Trade Silver Brooches since the 18th century. You will find these Brooches the perfect embellishment for your Gustoweh, Bandoleer Bag, Skirt, Shirt or Crown.

A New England crafters makes our German Silver Brooches. We sell these Brooches singly.

Select from 4 styles:

  • 015 Swirled, Slightly Convex, 2″ diameter
  • 017 Medium Heart, Slightly Convex 2″ diameter
  • 021 Small Scalloped, Slightly Convex 1.5″diameter
  • 030 Large Sunburst, Flat 2.25″ diameter.

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Washer Brooches

Washer Brooches
Washer Brooches

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.

Select from 5 sizes:

  • 5/8″ $2.50 each
  • 3/4″ $2.50 each
  • 1.25″ $2.50 each
  • 1.5″   $2.95 each
  • 1.75″ (stamped) $4.95 each

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Brooches – Silver Plated

Brooches - Silver Plated
Brooches – Silver Plated

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.

These small shaped brooches are silver-plated copper. We have 8 styles to choose from.

Sold singly. Quantity Discount when you buy 10 or more of a single style.

  • Circlet 1″ – Style 18
  • 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

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Don’t know how to apply Brooches? Watch our How To Video – 

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Brooches Ring Nickel & Copper

Brooches Ring Nickel & Copper

Brooches Ring Nickel & Copper

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.

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Womens Wrap Skirt

Womens Wrap Skirt
Womens Wrap Skirt

Our classic wool Wrap Skirt comes trimmed with contrasting ribbon.  You will find this Wrap Skirt perfect for Powwow clothing and historical re-enactments.  Use pins or a narrow belt to keep it up.

It comes in one size.  The skirt measures 27.5″ long x 58″ wide. Trim with your own additional ribbon, brooches or embroidery.

Choose Black, Navy or Red.

This is a custom made item, please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.

Brooches are not included.

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Eastern Style Women’s Crowns

Eastern Style Women's Crowns
Eastern Style Women’s Crowns

We base our Eastern Style Women’s Crowns on illustrations and photographs of 19th and 20th century Native American Regalia. Our seamstress makes our Women’s Crowns with velvet or velveteen, in typical colors (as shown).

Each Eastern Style Women’s Crown comes lined with a complementary calico print fabric. Attached ribbon ties make these Eastern Style Women’s Crowns easily adjustable. The finished Crowns measure about 20″ long, and measure 4″ tall at the peak in the center.

The Crowns come plain. You can finish yours with Beadwork designs, Trade Silver Brooches or Washer Brooches.

Choose from 3 color options:

  • Black trimmed with red
  • Red trimmed with black
  • Navy trimmed with light blue

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Silk Scarf

Silk Scarf
Silk Scarf

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!

You can also cover them with our Silver Plated Brooches or our Nickel & Copper Ring Brooches!

Each scarf measures 36″ x 36″.  The dye is not color-fast, so be careful about getting them wet.

Select Black, White, Red or Blue.

 

Metallic Ornaments of the New York Indians

Metallic Ornaments of the New York Indians
Metallic Ornaments of the New York Indians

By William M Beauchamp. Softcover. 120 pgs.

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 ornaments.  Often, archaeologists find these items in their excavations. Illustrations of each item in the text appears 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 reproductions.

Black & White illustrations.

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ISBN 9781117080796

Antique Seminole Woman Doll – 2

Antique Seminole Doll
Antique Seminole Doll

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.

One of a Kind!

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Shoulder bag with beaded strap

shoulder bag w beaded strap
Shoulder bag with beaded strap

This brown canvas shoulder bag features white 8/0 beaded trim and pillow ticking lining. The flap is uniquely decorated with a black painted design, three ring brooches and two 0.75 ” Tin Cones with red deer hair. The crafter made the strap with 8/0 Pony Beads and green and red yarn. The inside of this bag is in good condition with no holes in the lining and only some staining on the white fabric.

This shoulder bag with beaded strap is 14″ long and 9″ wide. The strap is a total of 37″ so it will hang down about 18″ off the shoulder.

This Bag came from a previous owner.  One of Kind!

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Wool Breechcloth

Wool Breechcloth
Wool Breechcloth

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.

Choose from plain Black, Navy or Red.

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North Country Bandoleer Bag

North Country Bandoleer Bag
North Country Bandoleer Bag

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.

Decorate your bag with Trade Silver Brooches, Metal Cones, Seed Beads, Pony Beads or fringe to suit your own taste.

Each Bag measures approx. 10.5″ x 9″. They come with a 48″ long strap.

Choose from 3 colors:

  • Black with Red Trim
  • Navy with Red Trim
  • Red with Black Trim

Deerskin Neckpouch Kit

Deerskin Neckpouch Kit
Deerskin Neckpouch Kit

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
  • Imitation Sinew
  • Deerskin Leather Lacing
  • Glover’s Needle for sewing leather
  • Illustrated instructions

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!

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Gustoweh Headdress Kit

Gustoweh Headdress Kit
Gustoweh Headdress Kit

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
  • Fabric
  • Glover’s Needle
  • Black Warp Thread
  • 3 Wood Feather Sockets & Pin sets
  • Tape
  • Illustrated Directions.

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.

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Native American Ribbon Shirts

Native American Ribbon Shirt

Native American Ribbon Shirts – Origins

Native American Ribbon Shirts are Regalia items that are worn by Native American people of many tribes and traditions.  The shirts developed from European Trade Shirts that were usually made of cotton or linen fabric. Silk ribbons were another of the trade goods brought to North America by the Europeans. The bright colors of the ribbons made them very popular among Native Americans.  In the 1800s calico fabric became available and Native Americans also made clothing from that colorful patterned cloth. Continue reading Native American Ribbon Shirts

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Deerskin Neck Pouch Instructions

Deerskin Neck Pouch Instructions

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. You can decorate your Leather Neck Pouch with beadwork, our own Plume Powwow Pins  or Trade Brooches !

Materials Needed:

You can acquire these materials separately or purchase a Deerskin Neck Pouch Kit from The Wandering Bull, LLC with the supplies you need to make a Deerskin Neck Pouch!

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Eastern Woodlands Jewelry & Accessories

Eastern Woodlands Accessories

Eastern Woodlands Jewelry

Native Americans of the Eastern Woodlands used many materials to create jewelry and accessories to wear and trade.   In the pre-contact period, Native Americans in the Northeast used shells, bones, stones, feathers, leather, fur and metals like copper to make necklaces, bracelets, earrings, headdresses  and sashes.  Some of these materials were fashioned into beads and pendants that were strung on leather or fiber laces. Others were simply attached to the clothing or body part that was to be adorned.

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